Cruel, Unusual, and a Matter of Law in Illinois

“Cruel, Unusual, and a Matter of Law in Illinois” by Paige Sutherland, Bryan Lowry, & Ananth Baliga

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The one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision to outlaw juvenile mandatory life sentencing without parole is coming up fast, yet Illinois is no closer to being in compliance.

Late Friday, Illinois lawmakers finished the year’s legislative session and walked out of the Capitol with the media decrying their failure to act on pension reform as well as gay marriage.