Abusers in the Juvenile Justice System Are Getting Off Scot-Free [PSMag.com]

 

The other week was momentous for those interested in the elusive goal of juvenile justice reform. On January 25, the Supreme Court ruled that people serving mandatory life sentences for murders they committed as juveniles must be allowed to petition for new sentencing or parole hearings. The same day, President Obama issued a ban on solitary confinement for juveniles in the federal system, citing studies of lasting psychological damage linked to the practice.



[For more of this story, written by Joaquin Sapien, go to http://www.psmag.com/politics-...etting-off-scot-free]

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