Articles about Life Without Parole

The Uncertain Fate of Pennsylvania's Juvenile Lifer                                                                        By Matt Stroud and Liliana Segura | August 7, 2012 The Nation

Nancy Sponeybarger was 21 when she arrived to work as a counselor at Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution at Muncy. The year was 1971. “I was fresh out of college and I thought I was going to change the world,” she says and laughs. “Yeah, right.”

 End Juvenile Life Without Parole

 According to a summary in the proposed budget, Pennsylvania pays $30,248 per year to lock up an inmate. Health care costs account for $4,505 per inmate per year. In contrast, Pennsylvania spends $13,343 per child in school ($4,952 of that in state funds, the rest from federal sources and local property tax revenue).

Lifers are growing part of prison population
Lancaster Sunday News Nov 20, 2011
What's behind the increase of older inmates in the state prison system?

by Kevin Johnson USA Today - 2009

Monday, September 29, 2008
By Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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