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Nicholas Goldrosen is a graduate student at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, England. His research interests include sentencing, policing and the use of discretion in criminal justice.
Inmates at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif., on Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Nicholas Goldrosen
In “Fratelli Tutti,” Pope Francis writes that punishment must include “healing and reintegration into society.” A sentence of life without parole, writes Nicholas Goldrosen, violates this principle.