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July-September 2006
Vol. XXVII No.3

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Locked Away Forever The Case Against Juvenile Life Without Parole

October 1, 2006
By Pat Arthur and Brittany Star Armstrong There are more than 2,000 child offenders serving life without parole (LWOP) sentences in United States prisons for crimes committed before the age of 18. 1 The United States is one of only a few countries in the…