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How Mandatory Sentencing Laws Are Sending Juveniles to Prison for Life

by , posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

from The Nation

In 1976, when Trina Garnett was 14 years old, she accidentally started a housefire that ended up killing two boys. Now, thirty-five years later, Trina is fifty years old and still in prison. Why is a first-world country imprisoning its children for life? The Nation‘s Liliana Segura explains.

See also: “Throwaway People: Will Teens Sent to Die in Prison Get a Second Chance?” by Liliana Segura, The Nation, May 28, 2012.