Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two separate cases regarding juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) sentences. The internet's been ablaze with legal briefs, searing critiques, compelling videos and strongly worded opinions.
Here's a few you may have missed:
- The ACLU urges the Court to reaffirm its belief in the redemption and rehabilitation of children.
- NYU Law School Dean Randy Hertz explains the legal case against juvenile life without parole sentences.
- Child psychiatrist David Fassler clarifies the differences between teen and adult brains.
- The Yale Undergraduate Law Review looks at the legal history of JLWOP.
- A former Massachusettes juvenile court judges says that young people don't deserve life without parole.
- Equal Justice Initiative's Bryan Stevenson urges us to talk about an injustice.
- The Sentencing Project releases a report looking at the lives of teen sentenced to life without parole.
- MSNBC asks whether 14 is too young to receive a JLWOP sentence and receives thousands of comments.
- Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman asks for a second chance for kids with JLWOP sentences.
- For those visually inclined, Amnesty International has an infographic on JLWOP.
Are there any good pieces I've missed? Share below!
NPR's Morning Editiion has a terrific piece on juvenile life without parole and today's Supreme Court cases.
Liz Wu is a Digital Accounts Manager at Prichard Communications, where she oversees digital outreach for Reclaiming Futures and edits Reclaiming Futures Every Day. Before joining the Prichard team, Liz established the West Coast communications presence for the New America Foundation, where she managed all media relations, event planning and social media outreach for their 6 domestic policy programs. Liz received a B.A. in both Peace and Conflict Studies and German from the University of California at Berkeley. She tweets from @LizSF.
Updated: February 08 2018