aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
When Kids Get Life
America needs to watch this devastatingly powerful Frontline documentary:
The United States is one of the only countries in the world that allows children under 18 to be sentenced to life without parole. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International report that more than 2,000 inmates are currently serving life without parole in the United States for crimes committed when they were juveniles; in the rest of the world, there are only 12 juveniles serving the same sentence, according to figures reported to the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child.