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Maureen Cain
Cain is a criminal defense attorney and legislative liaison for the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. Here she discusses the history of juvenile justice in Colorado, the changes that took places during the 1990s and the 2006 state law ending the practice of sentencing juveniles to life without parole.

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Jeffrey Fagan
Fagan is a professor at Columbia Law School and an expert on the juvenile justice system. Here he discusses the legal and social implications of sentencing juveniles to life without parole and the history of America's approach to young criminals.

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Paul Mones
Mones is a defense attorney who specializes in defending children who have killed their parents. He is the author of the 1992 book When a Child Kills. Here he discusses the challenges of defending parricide cases.

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Mitch Morrissey
Morrissey was elected Denver's district attorney in 2004. He has worked in the Denver D.A.'s office for over 20 years and is a vocal supporter of victims' rights. Here he talks about how he approaches prosecuting juveniles and the importance of considering the victims' perspective.

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Alison Parker
Parker is a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch and the author of the reports The Rest of Their Lives: Life Without Parole for Child Offenders in the United States and Thrown Away: Children Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Colorado. Here she discusses those reports and how the United States fares on this issue compared to the rest of the world.

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posted may. 8, 2007

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