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Out Of The Margins Episode 5: Stop Sentencing Kids to Life in Prison

By Out Of The Margins on November 15, 2017

Never appropriate to impose irrevocable judgement on a child.

In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for children are unconstitutional, yet, more than a dozen states still sentence kids to live the rest of their lives in prison.

In this episode of Out Of The Margins, AFF Executive Director Leticia Peguero is joined by Jody Kent Lavy, Executive Director of The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth to discuss why holding kids accountable for the crimes they commit doesn’t mean life in prison.

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