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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
As Supreme Court Listens, Here’s a Look at What It Means to Lock Kids Away for Life
On Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court revisited the question of whether juveniles convicted of murder should be given mandatory sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole. This is the Court’s latest review of how juvenile offenders should be treated differently than adults; the justices have previously ruled against imposing death sentences on juveniles and imposing life sentences on youth who aren’t convicted of murder.