Young offenders and life sentences

January 25, 2014

Cara Drinan talked about whether young criminal offenders convicted of murder and other serious crimes should be spared mandatory life sentences. She detailed the case of Terrance Graham, a juvenile from Florida. Professor Drinan argued that some states were not complying with the spirit of two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings that suggest young people deserve a chance to mature and rehabilitate. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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