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Where Is the Reform?

The US Supreme Court, in 2012, ruled juveniles under the age of 18 could not be sentenced to mandatory life sentences. Unfortunately, two years later only 13 of the 28 states using the life sentence have changed their laws. Many of the states that did change their laws still continue to sentence juveniles to long sentences before allowing any chance of parole. Studies show that juveniles committing crimes, even homicide, can be rehabilitated into society showing how unjust these sentences are.

Click here to read the article in the Guardian.