Thursday, January 16, 2014

Young and in prison, with no chance of parole

Excerpt.....Please read FULL article

"Human Rights Watch said in a statement that in Miller V. Alabama, the Supreme Court determined that youth “cannot with reliability be classified among the worst offenders” because they are more capable of change than are adults, and their actions are less likely to be evidence of “irretrievably depraved character.” ..............
Children are the most vulnerable in our society, so easily led/influenced by others, contributing factors are the home life and their daily surroundings and contact with others, they did NOT get to where they are today, ALL BY THEMSELVES. Children deserve a chance of redemption, rehabilitative efforts, guidance and discipline, to help them become a productive member of society.  Many are doomed to life with NO chance of parole, for "mistakes" "MADE AS A CHILD", facing much harsher sentences than many of the adults counterparts.

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