Supreme Court Makes Major Change to Juvenile Criminal Law

The United States Supreme Court has recently ruled that persons under the age of 18 may no longer be sentenced to a prison term of life without the possibility of parole.  The Court has stated that those who commit crimes as juveniles, citing a number of reasons, should not be punished for the entirety of their lives based on decisions that they make when they are legally considered children.  Click on the link below to read the Court’s decision.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/10-9646.pdf

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