PA Juvelies lwop

US Supreme Court won't hear case of Pa juveniles serving life
Philadelphia Inquirer 9 June 2014

Pennsylvania has more inmates convicted as juveniles for murder and sentenced to life without parole than any other place in the world.

Lifers are growing part of prison population

Lancaster on line 20 Nov 2011

via Prof Berman

What's behind the increase of older inmates in the state prison system? Experts point to everything from aging baby boomers and longer life spans to overall prison population growth and a trend toward stiffer sentences. "Lifers" make up a sizable portion of the elderly state prison population, said Dr. Larry Rosenberg, a Millersville University assistant professor of sociology who teaches a course on modern corrections.

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