Rethinking life without parole in Pa.

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In this June 1, 2018, file photo, people walk on a tour of the West section of the State Correctional Institution at Phoenix in Collegeville, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

In this June 1, 2018, file photo, people walk on a tour of the West section of the State Correctional Institution at Phoenix in Collegeville, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)

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More than 5,000 people are serving life in prison in Pennsylvania. Now there are efforts to help some of them get a chance at parole. WHYY’s Aaron Moselle explains why lawmakers and the courts are reexamining life sentences in Pennsylvania. How far are they willing to take reforms?

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