Saturday, February 12, 2011

Attorney Deborah LaBelle: “We Owe Juvenile Offenders a Second Chance”


Stunning indeed it is. The United States is the only country in the world where juveniles charged and convicted of murder (even if they were not principally responsible for the murder) are automatically given life with no chance of parole. There are 307 ‘juvenile lifers’ now in Michigan prisons ranging in age from 14 to 65.

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