“‘Discarded by Society’: States Must Revisit Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentences For Adolescent Offenders” by Deanna Paul Published in The New York Law Journal
July 07, 2023
More than a dozen states have introduced or passed legislative reforms or adopted restrictions in recent years to protect young defendants from extreme punishment. Still, two in five people sentenced to life without parole were under 25 at the time of their conviction. This article reinforces the importance of this area of the law and discusses the way science is outpacing existing juvenile sentencing jurisprudence.