Inside Story digs into how life-without-parole sentences are replacing the death penalty in some states, focusing on Florida’s use of the punishment.
Actor and activist Gbenga Akinnagbe talks with host Lawrence Bartley about playing Chris Partlow in the hit HBO series, “The Wire,” and his work to close New York City’s Rikers Island jail.
We also spend time with comedian Ali Siddiq, whose journey into the world of comedy began while he was serving time in prison.
In his closing message, Bartley talks about a quiet moment he had with a friend who had just been released from prison, underscoring the challenges that come with reentering society.Reading list:
Life Without Parole Is Replacing the Death Penalty — But the Legal Defense System Hasn’t Kept Up
CONTRIBUTORS FROM THE MARSHALL PROJECT
Cary Aspinwall, Leslie Eaton, Andrew Cohen, Martin Garcia, Savannah Hugueley
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