The Supreme Court heard arguments last week about the fate of 2,500 offenders who were sentenced as teenagers — some as young as 13 — to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
A few blocks from the Supreme Court, family members of their victims came together quietly to support the opportunity for young wrongdoers to eventually seek rehabilitation outside of prison.
One man’s mother had been killed by four teenage girls. Another man’s son was killed by a teenage boy. Yet all of them want the court to find life without parole for juveniles unconstitutional.
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