Young criminals, appropriate punishment


THE U.S. SUPREME COURT last month ruled 5 to 4 that juveniles convicted of non-homicide crimes may not be sentenced to life without parole.

In the case, Graham v. Florida, the court followed essentially the same reasoning it used when it declared in 2005 that juveniles may not be executed: Scientific evidence is conclusive that young people have “limited moral capability” for their crimes – and their punishment should reflect that fact.

Read more in the Philadelphia Daily News…