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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Capital Punishment: United States STILL Sentencing Youth to Die




Oh Yea, you can't purchase alcohol or nicotine before 18, however you are old enough to be sentenced to Death or Life!?


Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered states to stop sending youth offenders to prison for the the rest of their lives without the possibility of parole. Until then, the U.S. held the distinction of being the only country in the world where people were sentenced to die in prison for crimes committed before they were 18.

Not much has changed since then, according to a report published Tuesday by The Sentencing Project, a Washington group that advocates for sentencing reforms. The report takes a critical look at what it calls the country's “decidedly mixed” record of complying with the Supreme Court ruling.

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