127,000 Lifers In US Prisons, Up Sharply In Decade

A record number of “lifers” are now crowding American prison cells. The number of convicted felons serving life sentences has jumped to 127,000 nationwide, an 83 percent rise since 1992, says the Christian Science Monitor. More than a quarter of them are ineligible for parole. The increase is largely a result of the a get-tough
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