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Life without parole- Cruel and Unusual?

During our Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson book discussion held virtually on April 26, we were speaking on the Equal Justice Initiative’s 2012 US Supreme court win in the case Miller v. Alabama[1]to ban mandatory life without parole sentences imposed on children convicted of homicides. As we discussed, a participant shared that on April 22, four days prior to our event, the US Supreme Court ruled against Brett Jones[2],thus allowing for mandatory life without parole sentences for children despite...

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