United States datapoint of the day

The US leads the world by a very wide margin in sentencing children to life in prison without parole.

According to a study from the University of San Francisco’s Center for Law & Global Justice: “At least 2,381 U.S. prisoners are now serving sentences of life without parole for crimes committed when they were under 18, accounting for more than 99.9% of such sentences worldwide. In Israel [the only other country which allows life without parole for juveniles], there are seven.”

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