Posts byMaytal Mark

The Juvenile Brain: Why Science, the Supreme Court Says Minors Should be Treated Differently

As his peers were entering their first year of high school, 14-year-old Adolfo Davis started serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Convicted of a double murder in 1990, Davis pled for clemency in front of Illinois’ Prisoner Review Board in April of 2012 – two months before the Supreme Court found that a sentence of