Thursday, December 18, 2014

Should Pa. lawmakers have banned life-without-parole sentences for juveniles?

READER POLL

Should Pa. lawmakers have banned life-without-parole sentences for juveniles?

Yes, U.S. Supreme Court right that juveniles shouldn't pay a lifetime for youthful mistakes
 
  381 (39.8%)
No, some crimes still deserve lifelong incarceration
 
  543 (56.7%)
Yes, would redress the fact that the state has the most juveniles in jail for life
 
  54 (5.6%)
No, better that the state Supreme Court order the ban
 
  55 (5.7%)
Total votes = 958
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Life isn't right for juvenile offenders


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