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March 15, 2012

Juvenile Life without Parole: Supreme Court News and Updates

On Tuesday March 20, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs, which will determine constitutionality of some juvenile life-without-parole sentences. Visit our site for ongoing news coverage as well as our recently released report The Lives of Juvenile Lifers: Findings from a National Survey.

MSNBC: 14 Years Old: Too Young for Life in Prison?

The Nation: Why Life without Parole is Wrong for Juveniles

Scientific American: Your Teen's Brain: Driving without the Brakes

The Washington Post: Give juvenile lifer's a shot at hope

The Washington Post: Giving jailed juveniles a second chance at life

The Epoch Times: Supreme Court considers life sentences for juveniles

United Press Internaitonal: When children commit murder

The Birmingham News: US Supreme Court considers Alabama case of 14-year-old murderer on Tuesday

The Express-Times: Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case could impact 14-year-old murderer's prison sentence

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: The High Court Should Hold to Constitutional Principle and End Juvenile Life Without Parole

Reclaiming Futures: Juvenile Life Without Parole Infographic and Round-up

News One for Black America: Should Juveniles Receive Life Sentences Without Parole?

The Daily Beast: Formerly Incarcerated Juveniles Say Life Term Is Cruel for Teens, As Case Hits High Court

iWatch News: Supreme Court to review life without parole for juveniles

AllGov.com: Supreme Court Hears Cases of 14-Year-Olds Given Life Imprisonment without Parole

 

Issue Area(s): Sentencing Policy, Juvenile Justice