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.

Sharanda Purlette-Jones

Sharanda Purlette-Jones was convicted of six counts of crack cocaine possession based on the testimony by five co-conspirators in Texas in 1999. She was arrested after a couple acting as government informants asked her where she could buy drugs. Other than the taped phone call, there was no evidence that she was involved in drug-trafficking in Houston. Her family members were also arrested. She had no prior criminal record. (Photo: Courtesy of ACLU)

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