NAME: Jack Johnson, Tennessee
TITLE: A proposal to institute a mandatory death penalty for prisoners over the age of 70, who are in jail without a chance of parole.
MAJOR AREAS TO BE AFFECTED: Prisons
SUMMARY: “Incarceration rates of the state and federal prisoners continued to rise. At midyear in 2003, the number of sentences inmates was 480 per 100,000 US residents, up from 476 per residents on December 31, 2002. … Overall, one out of every 140 US residents was incarcerated in prison or jail. And these numbers are only continuing to increase.”

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