No hope. Re-Examining Lifetime Sentences for Juvenile Offenders. A Report of the Phillips Black Project.

In some American States, children can still be sentenced to long (life) imprisonment without any possibility of conditional release. In practice, the children sentenced to these kind of imprisonment are generally African American and Hispano-Americans. The Supreme court has forbidden the life imprisonment with no possibility of conditional release in the judgment Miller v. Alabama. After this judgment, some States have removed this sentence from their legislation but not all the States have gone that far. This report presents the States that have abolished this measure, and study more widely the sentence to life imprisonment with no possibility to conditional release.