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SCOTUS upholds life without parole sentences for juveniles

SCOTUS upholds life without parole sentences for juveniles

The SCOTUS on Thursday shot down a Mississippi man’s bid to overturn a life sentence he got for killing his grandfather at age 15. The Court voted 6-3 to uphold the sentence of Brett Jones, who fatally stabbed the 68-year-old man in 2005. With Thursday’s ruling, Jones’ earliest prospect of conditional release will be in 29 years when he turns 60.

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الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 2 weeks

Good. .. he should have thought harder about consequences before stabbing/murdering his grandfather.. anywhere else he would have lost breathing privileges

Erich
Erich 2 weeks

The headlines don’t really jibe with the full story. This is not a ruling that directly affects all juvenile inmates with life sentences. It may be used in other cases, but, even in this case, early release is still a possibility.

MyVoice
MyVoice 2 weeks

So wrong to not give a chance to a teenager criminal. Prison should be reforming prisoners not taking away their life without a chance at life. He should be freed on 5 years probation.

shawn
shawn 2 weeks

My opinion is if Scotus gave these people there freedom the prison industry would not have free/cheep labour so the judge would not get the bribe money just my opinion

Pryotra
Pryotra 2 weeks

Look at all this money and time that could be saved if the death penalty had been used instead. Shame people want to pretend that life without parole in jail isn't just taking the life of those deemed guilty.

Hunter
Hunter 2 weeks

The prison industrial complex makes money off people spending life in jail. We will never see prison reform as long as there is profit to be made. Even worse, we will never see reform in HOW we approach punishments for crime. Why throw someone away instead of working to reform them? Obviously not everyone can be changed, but if even ONE is changed and in return makes society better, that would be worth the change in policy.

GreenMachine
GreenMachine 2 weeks

Prison serves is about more than rehabilitation of the prisoner. It protects society from criminals. It acts as a deterrent for would-be criminals. It is punishment for the criminal act. Finally it is justice for the victim. While I may have sympathy for some criminals, not particularly this one, you cannot abjegate a sentence without considering all those factors.

edwin
edwin 2 weeks

While I do not like harsh juvenile sentences, in cases with severe crimes like murder(stabbing especially) or rape i don't see much hope for rehabilitation. And a person that has rehabilitated from that, I dont see much of a future for them, haunted by what they have done. Death would be more humane honestly.

Joe
Joe 2 weeks

These headlines are severely misleading

John W
John W 2 weeks

This guy looks like the aryan brotherhood. He could still get out, they just did not want a mass release. If has case was affirmed all convictions of minors would have been over turned and a new rule introduced. Jones was convicted of murder in 2005, sentenced to life without parole, and resentenced in 2015. The sentencing judge made no finding as to whether Jones was “permanently incorrigible” or could be rehabilitated. Jones argued that sentencing a minor to life without parole required a judge to make such a finding, but the court rejected his reasoning. Mississippi, where Jones was convicted, is one of only six states that does not require finding of permanent incorrigibility for a life sentence sans parole. Jones argued that sentencing a minor to life without parole required a judge to make such a finding, but the court rejected his reasoning. Mississippi, where Jones was convicted, is one of only six states that does not require finding of permanent incorrigibility for a life sentence sans parole. https://nypost.com/2021/04/22/supreme-court-upholds-life-without-parole-sentences-for-juveniles/

Dave
Dave 2 weeks

Don't stab your grandad kids. Unless he's a diddler, then go for it.

Taurus
Taurus 2 weeks

Not a comment on the case, but do democratic judges ever not vote as one?

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 2 weeks

That's just wrong

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