The Buried Alive Project researched and analyzed over 30 years of data to determine the population and characteristics of men and women across the country sentenced to life without parole under federal drug laws. We compiled the data in four year increments to follow presidential administrations. Using the project’s interactive data platform below, you can drill down by 4-year increments, circuit, and state to get a snapshot of key figures related to total number of people, race, gender, age, and jury trials vs guilty pleas.