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    Supreme Court Restricts Life Sentences for Juveniles

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up in prison for life with no chance of parole if they have not killed anyone.
    OK, this I can agree with. Some teens can be complete douche bags, but to put them away for life if they haven't committed murder is, IMHO, cruel and unusual punishment.

    Good call, Supremes.

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    Supreme Court bans life sentences for youths who haven't killed

    Court Bars Life Terms for Youths Who Haven?t Killed - NYTimes.com

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that juveniles who commit crimes in which no one is killed may not be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
    I think this is a wise decision and a step in the right direction for our criminal justice system. What do you think?
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    Re: Supreme Court bans life sentences for youths who haven't killed

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    I think this is a wise decision and a step in the right direction for our criminal justice system. What do you think?
    Hmmm, seems simple enough. But what about if a 16 year old rapes a 5 year old? Seems to be that person can never be rehabilitated and should probably remain in prison.

    Dunno, I think it should be on a case by case basis.

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    Re: Supreme Court bans life sentences for youths who haven't killed

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...juveniles.html

    Beat ya' by about 6 hours, but I can see why you posted this anyways. I have zero replies on my thread, and it already fell off the first page. Maybe you can do better with yours....

    Oops, you already have. You got ONE reply, oops, make that two now. LOL.

    BTW, we actually agree on something. Who would have thunk it?
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    Re: Supreme Court Restricts Life Sentences for Juveniles

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    Re: Supreme Court bans life sentences for youths who haven't killed

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    I think this is a wise decision and a step in the right direction for our criminal justice system. What do you think?
    I agree.

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    Re: Supreme Court bans life sentences for youths who haven't killed

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    I agree.

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    Re: Supreme Court Restricts Life Sentences for Juveniles

    I believe most states had statutes similar to this already, I know mine did. Either way, it's a good call on the part of the SCOTUS.
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    Re: Supreme Court Restricts Life Sentences for Juveniles

    Overall, this seems like a good decision.
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    Re: Supreme Court bans life sentences for youths who haven't killed

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Hmmm, seems simple enough. But what about if a 16 year old rapes a 5 year old? Seems to be that person can never be rehabilitated and should probably remain in prison.

    Dunno, I think it should be on a case by case basis.
    I think a 16 year old can be rehabilitated in that case actually.
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