Graduation Date

Fall 12-13-2021

Grading Professor

Tom Robbins

Subject Concentration

Business & Economics

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Across the country, life sentences are increasingly being used to replace the death penalty, according to a recent study by The Sentencing Project. Nearly 162,000 people are serving life sentences – one out of every nine in prison, the study found – and for those like Darrell Powell, who don’t have the possibility of parole, their future is bleak.



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