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US Supreme Court: Positive Youth Sentencing Ruling

The Supreme Court decision barring the mandatory sentencing of juvenile offenders to life without parole recognizes children’s capacity for change. It also recognizes their distinct status from adults under international human rights and constitutional law. (Washington, DC) – The Supreme Court decision on June 25, 2012, barring the mandatory sentencing of juvenile offenders to life without parole recognizes children’s capacity for change, Human Rights Watch said today. It also recognizes their distinct status from adults under international human rights and constitutional law, Human…

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