Friday, January 28, 2011
Human Rights Watch condemns U. S. Prison system/Immigration policy
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"The US holds the dubious distinction of being the only known country where individuals are serving life sentences without parole for convictions of crimes carried out when they were under the age of 18. There are 2,574 such youth offenders condemned to spend the rest of their lives in prison. Although the US Supreme Court ruled in June 2010, in Graham v. Florida, that life without parole cannot be imposed on young defendants convicted of non-homicide offenses, this will have no effect on the majority of these young people who are convicted of murder."
Juvenile law reform is imperative to help save our nation's children from doom and death, get educated and involved for your own children.