Documentation and Reports on Life Imprisonment and other linked issues.

A. Margara, La giustizia e il senso di umanità, a cura di F. Corleone, Fondazione Michelucci Press, 2015: here

Caribbean Court of Justice, All lifers in Belize will be re-sentenced, April 5, 2018: here

Still Life: America's Increasing Use of Life and Long-Term Sentences, May 3, 2017, Ashley Nellis, The Sentencing Project

Barack Obama, The President's Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform, in Harvard Law Review, n. 3, vol. 103, January 2017: here

Fai Punishment Project, Juvenile Life Without Parole in Wayne County: Time to Join the Growing National Consensus?, July 27, 2016: here

Children in Prison for Life Sentence
, National Geographic Channel HD, here

U.S. Department of Justice, Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing, Final Report, January 2016: here

25th General Report of the CPT
, Council of Europe, here

The Other Death Penalty Project

The fate of critically ill detainees in Europe,
Motion for a Resolution, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Nov. 13, 2015, Doc. 13919: here

Cruel and Unusual. US Sentencing Practices in a Global Context,
Center for Law and Global Justice, Univ. of San Francisco, School of Law: here

Inhuman Sentencing, CRIN (Child Rights International Network), March 2015: here

Human Rights and Prison, UN, High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2005: here

Callous and Cruel. Use of Force against Inmates with Mental Disabilities in US Jails and Prisons, Human Rights Watch, May 12, 2015: here

Life Sentences in the Federal System, US Sentencing Commission, February 2015: here

Solitary Confinement: Common Misconceptions and Emerging Safe Alternatives, VERA Institute of Justice, May 2015: here

The Truth About Life Without Parole: Condemned to Die in Prison, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California: here

Amici Curiae presentato da 16 professori universitari di farmacologia alla Corte Suprema in attesa del 29 aprile 2015 (caso Glossip vs Gross sul metodo dell'iniezione letale): here

Statewatch, Monitoring the State and civil liberties in Europehere

European Liberties Platform,, here

Prison OverCrowding and Alternatives To Detention, European Project on OverCrwoding: here

Ban Public (Association pur la communication sur le prisons et l'incarceration en Europe): here
 (Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues): 
What Is Life in Prison without Parole?, here
Is Life in Prison without Parole a Better Option Than the Death Penalty?, here
Does the Death Penalty Cost Less Than Life in Prison without Parole?, here

Fondazione Veronesi, Comitato Etico, Ripensare il sistema sanzionatorio penale, 6.11.2014: here

The Sentencing Project, Life Goes On: The Historical Rise in Life Sentences in America, 2013: here

Penal Reform International, Life Imprisonmenthere

American Civil Liberties Union, A Living Death. Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses, 2013: here

The Sentencing Project, No Exit. The Expanding Use of Life Sentences in America, July 2009, here

Commissione Inchiesta sul Servizio Sanitario Nazionale, Senato della Repubblica, Gli Ospedali Psichiatrici Giudiziari, 16.3.2011: here

World Health Organization/Europe, Good Governance for Prison Health in the 21st Century, 2013: here


  • Statistiche penale Unione Europea: here
  • Statistiche Annuali Penali, Consiglio d'Europahere
  • Statistiche in materia penale, ISTAT: here
  • US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Prisoners in 2013here
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