In June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that even juveniles convicted of murder cannot be subjected to life in prison without the possibility of parole, except in certain circumstances. Though the court deemed such a sentence for a child “cruel and unusual punishment,” it didn’t ban it outright. Two years later, the United States continues to
The U.S. is the only country to sentence minors to life in prison without parole. Human rights groups say this is a violation of human rights guidelines the U.S. should be abiding.