Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Washington, D.C. - The Supreme Court yesterday abolished the death penalty for juveniles. 72 death row inmates who committed crimes before the age of 18 will now be re-sentenced. China, Iran, Pakistan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), are now the only other countries who continue to execute children; though in the past 5 years the U.S. has executed more than twice as many as all other countries combined.