Friday, January 29, 2016

YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO SHOW PENITENCE

http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/editorial-youthful-offenders-should-be-able-to-show-penitence

Excerpt...PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE

"Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy conceded that not every juvenile who was convicted of murder should be given parole, but every one should have the opportunity for a hearing."

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IMO, "ALL" children must be "allowed" a "chance of parole", far too many children recieved very long, harsh sentencing with NO chance of parole, but latest ruling(case) from the U. S. supreme court only referred to those children who recieved life with no chance of parole, is this not "discrimination" for the other children imprisoned WITHOUT PAROLE? Another issue to be dealth with, also NOT having a chance of parole, IMO, is cruel, violates the 8th amendment. We must continue to make our voices heard for those who still linger in prison, since they were a "child." People DO change, they should at least have a "chance" to prove to officials and society, they are NOT that immature/naive "child" anymore. Present state law legislation must be considered/amended to at the very least allow "PAROLE STATUS".

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