Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Torn From the Front Page: Juvenile lifers lawsuit shines needed light on Michigan’s kid criminals

Via Scoop.itJuvenile Justice

A federal lawsuit in Detroit is shining a harsh, and needed, light on a consequence of an ever-hardening public attitude toward criminals in Michigan.
With 358, Michigan has the nation’s second-highest number of inmates serving life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed as juveniles.
“Juvenile Lifers.” That’s what this newspaper, six other Booth newspapers in Michigan and MLive.com called the criminals in a collaborative series of articles published this week.
It’s an eye-opening report on kid criminals who society has locked up and then thrown away the key. Some committed truly heinous acts of murder. Others are in prison for life for driving getaway cars while their murderer accomplices copped a plea and decades later are free once again.
Via juveniledefendants.blogspot.com

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