Life Without Parole: 'Cruel and Unusual' for Teenage Rapist?

Supreme Court justices struggled Monday with whether the 8th Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment should apply to juvenile offenders serving sentences of life without parole. Lawyers for two men sentenced as teenagers to spend the rest of their lives behind bars in Florida argued that the justices should abolish such sentences for non-homicide offenses committed by teenagers. Brian Stevenson, a lawyer for Joe Harris Sullivan, who was put away at age 13 for raping an elderly woman,...Full Story
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