A Living Death: Faces of Those Sentenced to Life for Non-Violent Crimes

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  • A Startling Statistic
  • Clarence Aaron
  • Sharanda Purlette-Jones
  • Timothy Jackson
  • Paul Carter
  • Hershel Miles Jr.
  • Danielle Metz
  • Michael Fitzgerald Wilson
  • Donald Allen
  • Stephanie Yvette George
  • Kenneth George Harvey Jr.

Clarence Aaron

At 23, Clarence Aaron, who was in his last year of college at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was given three life-without-parole sentences in 1993. He introduced a college classmate to a cocaine dealer. Aaron arranged for transportation of the cocaine and was present in the sale of it. He was paid $1,500 for his involvement. He was convicted for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. (Photo: Courtesy of ACLU)

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