Everette R.H. Thompson
Everette R.H. Thompson is Amnesty International USA's southern regional director.
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Monday, January 16, 2012
Let's Stop Sentencing Children to Life without Parole
"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way it treats its children," Nelson Mandela once said. If that's the case, the United States has much soul-searching to do. The United States is the only country in the world that regularly applies life without parole for offenses committed before the age of 18. More than 2,500 imprisoned Americans are slated to spend the rest of their lives behind bars for crimes they committed as kids.