Cruel and Unusual: Sentencing 13- and 14-Year-Old Children to Die in PrisonLast Updated on 2008-08-18 00:00:00Cruel and Unusual: Sentencing 13- and 14-Year-Old Children to Die in Prison
Marian Wright Edelman: Sentencing Children to Die in Prison
Marian Wright Edelman
August 18, 2008
Ian Manuel was 13-years-old when he participated in a robbery attempt in Florida, leaving the victim with a nonfatal gunshot injury. Ian turned himself in to police, and his attorney told him he would receive a 15-year sentence if he pled guilty. Instead, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Ian's is one of several stories told in the Equal Justice Initiative's (EJI) new report, Cruel and Unusual: Sentencing 13- and 14-Year-Old Children to Die in Prison (pdf). The Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners. The EJI study found 73 cases in the United States where 13- and 14-year-olds have been... More »
The Children of War - RadioWestLast Updated on 2008-07-16 00:00:00
KUED RadioWest 7/16/08: Children of War
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (2008-07-15)
Millions of children grow up surrounded by war, and the number is growing each year. Two University of Utah researchers study how children's moral development is effected by the violence, lawlessness and deprivation in their lives. Is the future of these children just a bleak moral vacuum, or is there hope? Jenny Brundin talks to Cecilia Wainryb and Monisha Pasupathi about children of war. More »
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