Book talk: “The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences”
Ashley Nellis of The Sentencing Project discusses her new book “The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences”
Authored by Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis, with contributions by Kerry Myers, “The Meaning of Life” argues that the dramatic growth of life imprisonment – which has led to one of every seven people in prison serving a life sentence – requires advocates and lawmakers to address the problem of excessive sentencing to end mass incarceration.
Moderated by Michele Deitch, Senior Lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and The University of Texas School of Law
To RSVP, visit: https://meaningoflifebooktalk.eventbrite.com
Presented by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law
Cosponsored by the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, and the Capital Punishment Center