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

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

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)

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