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Life Imprisonment Without Parole

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Teens should not be able to receive a sentence to life imprisonment without chance of parole. “In many states, 13 and 14-year-olds are subjected to the harshest possible prison sentence despite widespread acknowledgement by experts, parents, teachers, doctors, and courts that children tend to be incapable of making mature choices, that they are vulnerable to negative influences and peer pressure, and that they are powerless to protect themselves from dysfunctional and dangerous home environments” (Cohen). Most teens are not fully matured until they are adults, so they will sometimes commit crimes that they wouldn’t commit later in their life. If they are sentenced to a life without parole when they are a teen, they will never get a chance to
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