ABA Amicus Brief Says Life Without Parole Is Unconstitutional in Juvenile Murder Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering an arguement by the ABA which filed an amicus brief that argues a sentence of life without parole for juveniles convicted of murder is cruel and unusual punishment.
The issue in the two cases involving juveniles convicted of murder when they were 14 years old. The brief filed last week holds that life without parole is unconstitutional as applied to any juvenile offender under the age of 18. The ABA is not requesting that all juveniles should be entitled to parole but that they should not be denied the opportunity to be considered for parole.
Mother’s Day in Prison
Spending Mother’s Day in prison is pretty tough on both the incarcerated mom as well as the children on the outside. We urge you to visit the mom not only to help her keep her spirits up but also for the benefit of the children and to keep the family unit together as much as possible.
Many States Still Sentence Juveniles to Life Without Parole
A report released by the Sentencing Project showed that only 13 of 28 states have more »