The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences

Ashley Nellis of The Sentencing Project discusses her new book “The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences”

Authored by Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis, with contributions by Kerry Myers, “The Meaning of Life” argues that the dramatic growth of life imprisonment – which has led to one of every seven people in prison serving a life sentence – requires advocates and lawmakers to address the problem of excessive sentencing to end mass incarceration.

Moderated by Michele Deitch, Senior Lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and The University of Texas School of Law

Lunch provided


Presented by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

Cosponsored by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, Capital Punishment Center, and the LBJ School's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy

Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:45am to 1:15pm

Townes Hall (TNH), 3.126
727 DEAN KEETON ST E, Austin, Texas 78705


LBJ School of Public Affairs, School of Law

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public


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