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

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Donald Allen

At 20, Donald Allen had a history of selling crack cocaine, but it was his presence during a drug deal in his truck that sent him to jail for life. The court found him guilty of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 421 grams of crack in 1998. His brother-in-law received a sentence reduction for his testimony about Allen’s involvement. (Photo: Courtesy of ACLU)

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