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Life-without-parole sentences are exploding. But America's legal defense system hasn't kept pace.

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The New York Times
SOURCE: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/life-without-parole-sentences-are-exploding-america-s-legal-defense-n1268122
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Summary

Most states don?t have minimum qualifications for lawyers who represent poor people facing life-without-parole sentences ? even though far more people are sentenced to life than death.

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