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5.38

Percent of Wisconsin’s prison population serving life sentences.

22

Percent increase of U.S. inmates serving life sentences since 2008.

1

Percent increase of Wisconsin inmates serving life sentences since 2008.

12,453

Number of life without parole sentences in the U.S. in 1992.

49,081

Number of life without parole sentences in the U.S. in 2012.

10,000

Number of inmates serving life sentences in the U.S. convicted of nonviolent crimes.

57.7

Percent of U.S. inmates serving life sentences without parole in Florida, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, California and Michigan.

Source: The Sentencing Project’s report, Life Goes On: The Historic Rise in Life Sentences in America