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October 19, 2012

In Focus: Juvenile Life Without Parole – An Opportunity for Funders to Help Reform a Serious Human Rights Abuse

By Sue Simon, U.S. Human Rights Fund at Public Interest Projects

The United States is the only country in the world where life without parole sentences are imposed on children—some as young as 12 years old. Even though the death penalty was abolished in 2005 for youth convicted of a crime while under the age of 18, juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) ensures that thousands of… Read more