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ABA Urges Supreme Court to Follow Miller Standard for Juvenile Punishments

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…
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Florida Supreme Court Reverses Course on Re-Sentencing for Juvenile Offenders

About two years ago, the Florida Supreme Court decided that juvenile offenders serving sentences so lengthy that they amount to life in prison must have their cases reconsidered. The ruling applied even to juveniles who at some point would…
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Tyler Hadley Resentencing: Mental Health Experts for Defense Argue Hadley Can Be Rehabilitated

"I’ve never seen anything like this in all my 30 years of practice,” a psychiatrist testified at Tyler Hadley’s resentencing Wednesday, referring to the 17-year-old killer's lack of violent history — until the day he killed his parents…
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Raising Age to 23: It Works for the Dutch - The Crime Report

In 2014, the Netherlands passed legislation allowing youths under the age of 23 to be tried in juvenile court. Result so far indicate that the change resulted in more leniency for 16- and 17-year-olds. Read more.
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I Sentenced a Teen to Die in Prison. I Regret It - The Washington Post

In this op-ed, retired Missouri circuit court judge Evelyn Baker expresses her regrets about sentencing a 16-year-old to 241 years in prison for armed robbery. Read more.   Photo by Mitchel Lensink on Unsplash.