Jennifer Turner

Jennifer Turner is the Human Rights Researcher in the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)’s Human Rights Program.

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"It feels like you’re just waiting to die." (Photo: ACLU) Views
Friday, June 15, 2018
Alice Marie Johnson Talks About Her Life Sentence, Getting Clemency, and Her Newfound Freedom
I first met Alice Marie Johnson in April 2013. Seeking to tell the stories of the “living dead,” or the over 3,200 people serving life sentences without parole for nonviolent offenses, I wrote to prisoners around the country. I had originally written to Alice’s cellmate, but Alice then wrote to me...
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Sunday, September 27, 2015
The Fight Against Mass Incarceration Goes Global
Next week, the U.N. Human Rights Council will formally adopt the first-ever U.N. report on mass incarceration . In this groundbreaking report, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights brings global attention to the root causes of overincarceration and overcrowding in prisons. A draft resolution...
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Saturday, December 21, 2013
Finally Headed Home
Jason Hernandez says he is still shaking from the news that he will be released from prison in five years. Thursday, his life without parole sentence was commuted to 20 years.
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