SUPREME COURT FINDS THAT MANDATORY LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR JUVENILES VIOLATES THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT

July 7, 2012

C. Zadick Shapiro discusses the Supreme Court decision regarding life without parole for juveniles prosecuted as adults. This is a significant ruling for Florida because historically, Florida has sent more children to adult prison than all other states in the nation combined.

SUPREME COURT FINDS THAT MANDATORY LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR JUVENILES VIOLATES THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT.


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