Life Without Parole: A Juvenile Injustice System (Infographic)

The rush to be tough on crime may be trampling universal human rights for children.
Sep 5, 2012
Allan MacDonell is TakePart’s News + Opinion editor, with a focus on social justice.

Kids Locked Up For Life: A TakePart Infographic

More than 2,500 people in the United States are serving sentences of life without possibility of parole for crimes committed as juveniles. Being locked up until death may guarantee that a young offender never harms another member of society at large. But is depriving a child of all hope of rehabilitation and release morally, ethically and financially viable? You may think you know the answer to those questions, but check your assumptions with the facts in TakePart’s “Kids Locked Up for Life” infographic.

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