In an amicus brief filed Tuesday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize that juveniles’ “diminished culpability and greater prospects for reform” separate them from adults and that those whose crimes “reflect transient immaturity, rather than irreparable corruption” should not face life in prison.
The Supreme Court is considering in Mathena v. Malvo whether its decision banning mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles can be used to upend earlier discretionary life-without-parole sentences imposed on teenagers.
https://www.crimefreefuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Lee-Boyd-Malvo.jpg 720 1280 Faith Sills http://www.crimefreefuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/cff-logo.png Faith Sills2019-08-30 14:52:042023-03-08 22:23:35ABA Urges Supreme Court to Follow Miller Standard for Juvenile Punishments
You might also like
Jacksonville Man Subject of Landmark Ruling Will Wait Years for his Chance at Release – The Florida Times-Union