Interesting U.S. Fact:

California Ruling sets new Precedent for Youth Offenders


2014-05-06 - May, 6 2014    By Jordan Moses
California Ruling sets new Precedent for Youth Offenders
    A California Supreme Court ruling overturned two decades worth of life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of certain murders. With this decision, the United States is one step closer to have similar approaches to sentencing youth as the rest of the world. The decision made on May 5, 2014 in People v Guitierrez and People v. Moffett requires courts to consider factors relevant to the status of juvenile. The U.S. is currently the only country to sentence people to life under the age of 18..

Click here to read more about "California Ruling sets new Precedent for Youth Offenders" at Human Rights Watch News

,




Back to Top