Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Juvenile life sentences

The Supreme Court heard argument on the constitutionality of life sentences without the possibility of parole for minors.

"Attorneys for two Florida teenagers serving life in prison without the possibility of parole told the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that such sentences violate the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment and juveniles should get a chance at release."

Such "juvenile" offenses include the rape of 8-year-old girl before "burying her alive" and the rape of a 71 year old woman.

A suggestion - - offer to release these juveniles to the custody and foster care of those who object to their sentences. Let them sleep with these "kids" in the next room.

Any volunteers?

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