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The cruel and unusual punishment of Teresa Lewis

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Alex Hannaford: The case of the first woman to be executed in Virginia for a century highlights America's death row shame...
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Life 'cruel and unusual' punishment for teens, court rules

Life 'cruel and unusual' punishment for teens, court rules | Constitutional Rights | Scoop.it
Sentencing juvenile criminals to life in prison without parole is "cruel and unusual" punishment, especially when their crime is not murder, the U.S.
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Alyssa Michelle Johnson's curator insight, February 6, 2014 11:57 AM

Sentencing juveniles can be a complicated decision because they a young and they may just be learning and finding their way. Also when they are still under the influence of your parents. Justice is also very important though.  

MsHaeussinger's comment, February 9, 2014 12:02 PM
This is a tough call! Life in prison for someone whose brain is not yet developed can be challenging when they have committed terrible crimes.
Madisen Schimek's comment, February 18, 2014 12:16 AM
I think it's pretty crazy that they could send they to prison their whole life.. I mean they are just finding who they really are.
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Life in Prison for Shoplifting: Cruel and Unusual Punishment - Human Rights Magazine, Winter 2004 | Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities

Life in Prison for Shoplifting: Cruel and Unusual Punishment - Human Rights Magazine, Winter 2004 | Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities | Constitutional Rights | Scoop.it
Tribes and Self-Determination in Alaska, Spring 2006 Human Rights Magazine...
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Civil Rights and Resisting Arrest

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The case of a white New York City police officer charged with violating the civil rights of a black man provides good reason to investigate the police force.
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Haylie Harveland's curator insight, February 6, 2014 12:08 AM

Officer arrests an African-American man for doing absolutely nothing. This could have happened to many people and no one even saw it coming. The fact that he is doing this to people of the other race, he should have to serve time or be fined or even loose his rights to be a police officer. Do you agree?