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

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Danielle Metz

Danielle Metz, who was in an abusive marriage, was given a life sentence in 1993 for being part of her husband’s cocaine distribution enterprise. She had been involved with transporting money and cocaine from Houston to New Orleans. Metz soon left her husband after he gave her a bloody nose. Two months later, she was indicted for her involvement in his drug ring. She had no prior offenses and 11 white middle-aged jurors and one Black juror decided her fate. (Photo: Courtesy of ACLU)

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