Larry White, in his 70’s, has spent 32 years of his life behind bars. He discusses how difficult it was for him to transition back into society after being in prison for so long. While he was incarcerated, he had organized a small social network within prison to advocate for better treatment of inmates. Once released, he decided to continue his advocacy, especially for older inmates living behind bars: “My whole life now is geared to go back in and help those I left behind.”
Al Jazeera English hosts an award-winning documentary series, Fault Lines, and this episode examines life sentences and the elderly within the prison population in the United States. [x]
and fyi, Blacks received longer sentences than White inmates for the same crimes.