The Rest of Their Lives: Life without Parole for Youth Offenders in the United States in 2008

Source: Human Rights Watch, May 2008

The sentencing of juveniles to life without parole (JLWOP), effectively to die in prison, is examined. This report has sections that cover: new findings in 2008; a nationwide problem; harsh sentencing practices; crimes that can lead to JLWOP; sentencing disparity; life in prison; JLWOP and international human rights — there are 2,484 youth serving LWOP in the world, all in the U.S.; fair sentences for youth; and recommendations.
See also:
The Rest of Their Lives (2005)

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