Newsflash – Amnesty international, the USA and Somalia

Amnesty International has brought up a point that ought to shame any decent American – stop jailing juveniles for life. A child as young as 11 has been jailed for life without parole and there are 2500 adults who were sentenced to life imprisonment as adolescents. Most telling is the fact that only the USA and Somalia have not ratified a UN convention banning life sentences without parole for those under 18-years of age.

©Howard Gamble
30th November 2011

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