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 […]