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“When juveniles are found guilty of sexual misconduct, the sex-offender registry can be a life sentence."

The Truth about Juvenile False Confessions

"In a 2014 survey of law enforcement, almost all officers reported frequently using the same interrogation techniques on minors as on adults."

Controversial law charges people with murder for death at others' hand

"The felony murder rule, particularly as applied to minors, has no shortage of critics. Some legal experts argue that, much like other sweeping changes in how juveniles are treated in the criminal courts, the law should be curtailed or eliminated."

Juvenile Life Without Parole: An Overview

 "Most of the approximately 2,500 individuals sentenced as juveniles to life without the possibility of parole now have a chance for release in the wake of recent Supreme Court decisions. The choice to allow teenagers to receive the harshest available sentence is not shared among all states. Sixteen states have banned life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles; in a handful of other states, no one is serving the sentence."


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