Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Worst of the Worst?

'Campaign and support for juvenile justice'

 In 1992, the United States ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which requires that juvenile imprisonment focus on rehabilitation, but the U.S. reserved the right to sentence juveniles to life without parole in extreme cases involving the most hardened of criminals -- the worst of the worst.

Are these children really the worst of the worst?

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