Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Arkansas
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Topic: Youth and life sentences
Both cases involve juveniles sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for homicide offenses committed when they were fourteen years old. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court in Graham v. Florida held that it is unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life without parole for non-homicide offenses. The amicus curiae brief argues life without the possibility parole is also unconstitutional when imposed on juveniles convicted of homicide offenses.
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