Voices from Solitary: The Meaning of "Life"

Joseph Dole is currently serving a life sentence without parole at Tamms state supermax prison in Illinois. For the past eight years, he has been in solitary confinement (under conditions described¬†by Dole himself¬†here,¬†and detailed in recent newspaper expos√©s here and here). His writing has been honored by the PEN American Center’s Prison Writing Contest¬†and appears […]

Children Sentenced to Die in Prison

In the process of researching a post on children in lockdown, we¬†read several recent reports on children¬†sentenced to life without the possibility of¬†parole (LWOP). The topic warrants a post of its own, especially since the practice is currently under review by the¬†Supreme Court of the United States. According to¬†the web site for¬†2007 PBS “Frontline” documentary¬†When […]