Florida Leads U.S. in Youth Sentences

May 25, 2010

Yet, Florida has the largest number of youth (over 70%) in the United States, serving life or many years of prison terms, all without parole, for crimes committed that did not include murder. […]

Boy 15, Gets 70 Years for Attempted Murder

May 16, 2010

Judge Soud said, according to family, “Because you were known to be a good kid, because you have good grades and a good family that loves you, you knew better. Therefore, for the first charge of Premeditated Attempted Murder, I sentence you to 70 years in prison. On the second charge of Armed Robbery, I sentence you to 25 years. You will serve the sentences together. […]