Seven Days in Solitary [5/10/21]

‚ÄĘ Ian Manuel was sentenced to life without parole for a crime committed at age 13, and spent nearly two decades in solitary confinement. Freed five years ago through the efforts of Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative, Manual wrote about this experience in his new memoir, My Time Will Come: A Memoir of […]

Supreme Court Decision Limits Juvenile Life Without Parole (Within Limits)

CHILDREN IN LOCKDOWN The U.S. Supreme Court today¬†barred a practice that is already considered unconscionable in the rest of the world. In a 6-3 decision, the Court ruled that sentencing juveniles to life without the possibility of parole for any crime short of murder¬†violates the Constitution’s 8th Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. In […]

Children Sentenced to Die in Prison

In the process of researching a post on children in lockdown, we¬†read several recent reports on children¬†sentenced to life without the possibility of¬†parole (LWOP). The topic warrants a post of its own, especially since the practice is currently under review by the¬†Supreme Court of the United States. According to¬†the web site for¬†2007 PBS “Frontline” documentary¬†When […]