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

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  • 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.
  • A Startling Statistic

Timothy Jackson

In 1996, Timothy Jackson was arrested for shoplifting from a department store in New Orleans. He put the jacket down outside of the store after realizing he was being followed. Instead of the court convicting him for the two-year sentence his crime carried, he was given mandatory life without parole under Louisiana’s four-strike law. A past juvenile conviction and two car-burglary convictions were used against him. (Photo: Courtesy of ACLU)

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