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De facto life sentences for juveniles permitted (access required)

  A 130-year prison sentence handed down in the 1990s to a teenager convicted of two sexual assaults is outside the scope of a pair of U.S. Supreme Court decisions that preclude life sentences for juveniles, a narrowly divided South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled. In 1993, 13-year-old Conrad Slocumb kidnapped and sexually assaulted a teacher in ...

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