The JLWOP population in the United States has dropped by roughly half since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana.
26 states still have life-without-parole sentences for kids on the books and are using these extreme sentences in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court directives in Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana. Of the remaining 25 states and the District of Columbia, 20 and DC have banned the sentence, while four have no one serving.
States that ban life without parole as a sentencing option for children:
District of Columbia
Additional states that do not use the sentence:
https://www.fairsentencingofyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/Map.jpg460540Matt GritzmacherMatt Gritzmacher2018-02-01 16:27:492018-02-28 22:19:36Does your state still use life-without-parole sentences for kids?