Monday, March 5, 2012

American teens sentenced to DIE

Excerpt-please read full article..........juvenile law reform is so imperative/crucial to help save our nation's children.

Sentencing to life without parole forever brands the defendant as incorrigible. To hand this sentence down to a youth flies in the face of scientists’ and sociologists’ understanding that juveniles are different to adults. They occupy a period of transition in human development.

The US supreme court itself said: ‘The reasons why juveniles are not trusted with the privileges and responsibilities of an adult also explain why their irresponsible conduct is not as morally reprehensible as that of an adult.’

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