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

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Stephanie Yvette George

As a struggling mother of two, Stephanie Yvette George, who was 23 at the time, got involved in selling drugs with several boyfriends who were drug dealers. During a search, police found a safe in her home that held 500 grams of crack cocaine that her boyfriend hid there. Although she said she had no idea it was stored there, she was still sent to prison for life in 1993. (Photo: Courtesy of ACLU)

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