All of the lifers
were very supportive, giving their full consent with a shared view that the public needed to be made aware about the truth of their predicament of being a lifer
One country lifer
suggested, 'There are a good many of us who want to live in a country in which there is no congestion of advantage in the hands of a few.
need to serve at least 12 years, and those serving successive sentences need to complete 25 years.
Everyone there was a lifer
, with no release dates, some of whom will never be released.
are likely to find themselves in limbo for years to come because reforms to the Bulgarian penal code currently debated in the parliament do not point in the direction of expanding the right of parole for lifers
The superintendent has told me that he thinks his prison is safer, less violent, with fewer riots and killings than in other prisons because of the influence of the lifers
1) In general, long-term inmates, and especially lifers
, appear to cope maturely with confinement by establishing daily routines that allow them to find meaning and purpose in their prison lives--lives that might otherwise seem empty and pointless (Toch, 1992).
The decline in the number of paroles given to lifers
, both because more defendants are now being sentence to life without parole and because parole boards have grown charier of releasing prisoners, means that more and more prisoners are spending all their lives in prison without hope of ever getting out.
was editor in chief of School Library Journal (SLJ).
If you've put in 20 years, you're definitely a lifer Lifer
's 20 years, at least.
More to the point, and despite Lemann's myopic focus, America still has, as much as ever, those other venues to success: the vibrant, idiosyncratic Talent track and the more systematized but also more open Lifer
Even if a juvenile lifer
is among the tiny percentage of lifers
recommended for parole, Maryland law allows the governor to deny parole without considering the mitigating role of the offenders youth at the time of the crime or his maturity or rehabilitation.