- Category: JustUs
- Published: Friday, 10 July 2015 22:52
- Written by Troy T. Thomas
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In the past twenty plus years, a new criminal sanction has found its way into statutes in at least forty plus states: a life sentence without the possibility of parole (LWOP). Some have argued that LWOP serves as an “alternative” to the death penalty, and that the LWOP option has the effect of reducing the number of death sentences.