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Jailing kids for life in the US

ABCRadioNational on April 10, 2013 03:55

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    Children who commit homicide in the US are locked up in adult prisons with no prospect for release. Currently this is the case for more than 2,000 US minors.

    Last year, human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson successfully argued in the United States Supreme Court that the mandatory sentencing laws responsible for the indefinite detention of children are unconstitutional.

    Now, the fight is on to release such people imprisoned as children.

    Find out more at The Law Report.

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