October 14, 2021, 12:00pm via Zoom
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Please join us in spreading the word about this important upcoming event (flyer here). Please contact your network and your state legislators and ask them to attend this briefing. Please tweet and post on instagram and facebook about this too!
Please join me in attending an upcoming legislative briefing on ending Life Without Parole Sentencing. Massachusetts has the highest percentage of people serving life without parole sentences in the nation, followed by Louisiana. As of July 26, 2021, 1,013 people in Massachusetts are serving LWOP out of less than 6,000 criminally sentenced people in DOC custody. This means that one out of every six people incarcerated in Massachusetts state prisons is foreclosed from the opportunity to ever apply for parole. Of the people serving LWOP, 600, or 59%, are BIPOC (Black, Indigenious, and people of color) though only 28% of the Massachusetts population are BIPOC. Also known as “slow death row,” this sentence strips people of their hope and denies the human capacity to change. LWOP sentences waste taxpayer dollars and do not actually promote public safety.
Please join us on October 14th at 12:00pm to learn about An Act to Reduce Mass. Incarceration (H1797) which would allow all people serving life sentences the opportunity for a parole hearing after serving 25 years.
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I hope to see you at this important event.
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