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ERIC Number: EJ771341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
To Restore or Discard: Kids Locked Away for Life
Brendtro, Larry K.; Mitchell, Martin
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v16 n2 p24-26 Sum 2007
In 2005, the United States Supreme Court, judging it to be cruel and unusual punishment, ended the execution of juvenile offenders. But the practice of sentencing juveniles to prison for life without the possibility of parole presents a much more widespread problem. Presumably future courts will revisit the question of whether growing up in prison until dying there is, in itself, cruel and unusual punishment. Meanwhile, individual states are wrestling with the question of whether there are disposable kids. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States