Sentencing of School Shooter Reignites Conversation About Life Without Parole for Juveniles

The Takeaway, WNYC •

The United States is the only country in the world that sentences juveniles to life in prison. The UN, Human Rights groups, and many legal organizations including the American Bar Association have all called for an end to life without parole for children. According to the ACLU, there are approximately 2,570 inmates in the country who are currently serving life without parole sentences they received as juveniles. 

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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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