Should Kids Face Life Without Parole?

Question of "cruel and unusual" definition for teenagers

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Should kids go to jail for life with no chance of parole, even if they are not murderers? That is the question facing the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court, who heard arguments yesterday from two offenders currently serving life sentences for crimes they committed as teens. Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for our partner The New York Times, joins us to discuss the case, which advocates are calling "the Brown v. Board of Education of juvenile law."

Guests:

Adam Liptak

Comments [1]

MK Ultra

Sure, why the heck no? Actually, I have a better idea, how about giving them a riffle and a uniform and sending them to the ME to fight for oil? We're running low on human resources for fight for the corporations and the jail would be an excellent recruiting ground.

Nov. 10 2009 08:24 AM

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