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Amicus Brief in Graham v. Florida and Sullivan v. Florida, Supreme Court Cases on Juvenile Life Without Parole

October 01, 2009
In an amicus brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court, The Sentencing Project argues for an end to juvenile life without parole.

The United States is the only country that sentences youth under the age of 18 to life without parole.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases, Sullivan vs. Florida and Graham vs. Florida, that will decide if it is cruel and unusual punishment to sentence a 13-year-old or a 17-year-old to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The Sentencing Project submitted an amicus brief in both cases arguing for an end to juvenile life without parole.

To read the amicus brief, download the PDF below.

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