A Living Death: Faces of Those Sentenced to Life for Non-Violent Crimes
Hershel Miles Jr.
Because Hershel Miles Jr. had served time in prison for selling cocaine and for burglary, he was given a life sentence after he was convicted of petit larceny. In 2001 he attempted to cash a stolen check he received as payment from a man who was paying him for a motor. He has served 11 years in prison, with no option for parole, since the conviction. (Photo: Courtesy of ACLU)