Views on LIFE is a biannual newsletter published by people dedicated to ending life sentences in Michigan (and ultimately the nation). Our rationale is that life sentences are counter-productive to criminal justice and "correctional" objectives. Ending them is therefore in society's best interest. Given that all members of society have a vested interest in such an important and impactful a goal, Views on LIFE seeks to bridge the gap between society and lifers by providing a safe literary space to engage in healthy dialog and debate; a space which must include those whose views differ from our own. For our part, we will provide information on a variety of topics, including ethnographic accounts of challenges unique to lifers (such as our efforts at ethical transformation despite the hopelessness of release); shed a spotlight on Felony Murder; sift through the collateral damage on the families and children of lifers; critique pop culture's portrayal of lifers; and, in the process, dispel the myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings surrounding people serving life without parole.