The United States government must end life without parole sentences against juveniles

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The U.S. Justice system has for too long  misjudged youths without an adequate framework for judging the youth outside of the adult framework. Many wrongful convictions and inhuman sentences resulted as it relate to juveniles because of the deficiency of the Criminal Justice System, as in the case of Gregory Dickens Jr who was both wrongfully convicted and inhumanly sentence to life time in prison without the possibility of parole. The consensus of the American people is that Criminal Justice reform is needed. This is especially true in the cases involving youth accused of a crime. Let the first step be the abolition of life without parole against juveniles.

According to the Juvenile Law Center, " the United States is the only country in the world that permits youth to be sentenced to life without parole. Sentencing children to die in prison is condemned by International law." The United states is signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), yet not a party to it. In other words, the U.S supports the UNCRC, but it does not want to be legally binded by it. The US along with Somalia and South Sudan has chosen not to ratify the UNCRC. Child abuse by governments of any country must end today!!!!!! Contact the federal and state legislatures and demand the ending of sentencing juveniles to a life time in prison and complete reform of the criminal justice system as applied to juveniles. Thank you!