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Non-violent prisoners sentenced to life without parole

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Non-violent prisoners sentenced to life without parole

The ACLU released a report this week that says at least 3,278 U.S. prisoners are serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses. The study shows the many of the crimes committed by these inmates include drugs or theft, but what can justify locking them up for life? When their crimes are sometimes minor offenses, is their permanent incarceration worth the significant cost to taxpayers? Director of the ACLU's Criminal Law Reform Project, Ezekial Edwards, joins us. Photo credit: Flickr / So Faking Evil

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