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What I learned in prison fills me with dread

It is seldom that I have seen articles or stories written as firsthand accounts of the consequences of mandatory sentences that mix youthful offenders in the same prisons with hardened criminals. Then throw them into a prison with a poorly … Continue reading

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Court: No automatic life without parole for kids

Have read more than one decision by the Supreme Court but this had language in it that was so clear no matter what level or viewpoint you have. ‘…”Even a 17 1/2 year-old who sets off a bomb in crowded … Continue reading

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