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Life without parole for juveniles: ‘The other death penalty’

by Mia Watkins and Tiffany Lane
June 08, 2011


In Illinois, juveniles can be tried as an adult at 15 and given life without parole for committing murder. Some advocates oppose this punishment, saying it does not focus on rehabilitation and redemption. Those who support it say the punishment should fit the crime. This story uses the text-to-speech animation program Xtranormal to discuss the issue.