As Death Penalty Loses Favor, Life Without Parole Terms Grow

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As the death penalty loses favor with juries, life-without-parole sentences have silently soared to more than 1,000 inmates in Oklahoma, costing a minimum of $17 million a year, the Tulsa World reports. On average since 2000, about 35 inmates each year enter prison for life without parole, while four with the same . . .

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