Editorial Boards Across the Country Support Court Ban on Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences


Following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on May 17 banning life imprisonment without parole sentences for children convicted of non-homicides, editorials and op-eds supporting the ban have appeared in newspapers across the United States.

The Court’s ruling has generated broad support. Over two dozen editorials have been published in the week since the Graham v. Florida decision was announced, in papers spanning the nation. Some of these editorials, as well as opinion and multimedia pieces, can be found below:

PBS Need to Know: Imprisoning Teenagers for Life

NPR: Court Bars Life Terms For Youths Who Haven’t Killed