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Sunday, October 02, 2005

More Wacky Headlines

From today's NY Times

To More Inmates, Life Term Means Dying Behind Bars

Um, what's it supposed to mean?

Just a few decades ago, a life sentence was often a misnomer, a way to suggest harsh punishment but deliver only 10 to 20 years.

But now, driven by tougher laws and political pressure on governors and parole boards, thousands of lifers are going into prisons each year, and in many states only a few are ever coming out, even in cases where judges and prosecutors did not intend to put them away forever.

If judges and prosecutors didn't intend to put them away forever, why did they give them life???


At Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 3:52:00 PM EDT, Blogger Riss said...

What a bizarre intention. Was it back in the day when life expectancy was the age of 45 or something?

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