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Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas are still trying to keep juvenile offenders behind bars for life

Tuesday, May 24, 2016  
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The United States is currently the only country in the world where juvenile offenders may legally be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Miller and Montgomery cut back on the practice, bringing America more in line with a near-global consensus in international law. Still, in 2016, two of our Supreme Court justices strive to keep as many juvenile offenders in prison as possible, intentionally blurring the law to bend it toward their penological preferences.

 

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