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Supreme Court Juvenile Life Without Parole

Saki Knafo

Why The U.S. Is Still The Only Country Where Youth Are Sentenced To Die In Prison | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered states to stop sending youth offenders to prison for the the rest of their lives without the possibility...

Throwing a Lifeline to Youthful Offenders

Sheila R. Rule | Posted 09.05.2012 | Crime
Sheila R. Rule

The Supreme Court took an important step in the right direction when it barred mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles convicted of murder.

Kids Shouldn't Face Dying in Prison

Jason Baldwin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Crime
Jason Baldwin

In 1994, I was sentenced to juvenile life without parole for a crime I did not commit. Had my life not changed last year, I would have died there. I don't want my country to tell any child that he or she is irredeemable.

Lent: A Reflection On The Sin of Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentencing

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

When a life sentence stands between a child and redemption, it's a cross of sorrow we all bear. When we adults allow the penalty to get the best of an imprisoned child, we all lose.