OUR TIME DAILY TRANSLATION
We've heard you say it many times: "Politics is like a foreign language." Well, we agree.
Each week, we summarize, simplify, and interpret different major news stories and how they affect our generation. We'll give you our take, and you can decide for yourself.
Juveniles are getting sentenced more harshly than adults because of their inability to negotiate the adult criminal justice system.
The United States is the only country in the world that sentences juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Five states — California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania — account for two-thirds of all youths younger than 18 currently serving natural life sentences.
WHY WE SHOULD CARE
America’s unfair and harsh juvenile criminal laws are throwing the lives of young Americans away on a regular basis by ignoring the fact that young people are capable of changing.
OUR TIME OPINION
Our political leaders need to reform those laws by striking down life-without-parole sentences for those younger than 18 and conduct parole reviews for juveniles on a regular basis.