SCOTUS Takes Up D.C. Sniper Case—and The Fate Of Juvenile Life Sentences

Meghna Chakrabarti, Dorey Scheimer, WBUR - On Point •

"And I think one of the things that has been most stunning to me in my work is to appreciate, as challenged as these individuals were, as hardened, perhaps, as they were when they went into prison with very few opportunities for programs in these prison settings, self-educated, grew up — literally grew up in prison — became mature, redeemed themselves, accepted the consequences of their actions and are different people. And so to the concern, can we manage them coming back into our communities? I say yes, because I think we're seeing it play out in real time every day right now across the country."

About the Expert

Marsha Levick co-founded Juvenile Law Center in 1975. Throughout her legal career, Levick has been an advocate for children’s and women's rights and is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile law.

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