Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'cruel & unusual'

US Supreme Court holds no life without for juveniles on non-murder offenses: 5 Nevada cases at issue

This morning the US Supreme Court issued a decision in Graham v. Florida.  The defendant was 16 years old when he was sentenced to life for a burglary offense.  Florida does not have a parole system, so he could not...

California court finds juvenile LWOP sentence unconstitutional

Via Sentencing Law & Policy, a California appellate court has found a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for a juvenile, who was 14 years old at the time of his offense of kidnapping for ransom, to be unconstitutional. ...

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