Sunday, September 9, 2007

Over 2,000 children sentenced to life in US prisons

Reviewed by Rafael Perez

At least 2,225 people are currently serving sentences of life in prison without parole in the United States for crimes they committed before their 18th birthday. The US is one of few countries that sentences children to life without parole, violating the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which has been ratified by every country in the world except the United States and Somalia.

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