by Julie Ebenstein, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Florida

"In 2006, Ms. Graham’s son, Terrance, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his first offense, an armed burglary that he committed while he was 16 years old.  At the time Terrence was sentenced, Florida was the only state that imposed life without parole on juveniles for commission of an armed burglary as a first offense.  Then and now, the U.S. was the only country in the world that sentenced children to die in prison."

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