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Blue Book Citation Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010). Case Summary Terrence Graham was convicted of armed burglary and attempted armed robbery; at that time Terrence was 16 years old. For his crime, Terrence served a total of 6 months in jail and released. Six months later he was tried and convicted by a Florida state court of armed home robbery and sentenced to life in prison without parole. He argued that imposition of a life sentence without parole on a juvenile violated the Eighth Amendment and moreover constituted cruel and unusual punishment, and thus violated the Eighth Amendment (Oyez, 2019). The District Court of Appeal of Florida argued and held that Mr. Graham's sentence neither was a facial violation of the Eighth Amendment nor constituted cruel and unusual punishment (Oyez, 2019). Holding & Public Policy Public policy affecting juvenile offenders and how the courts sentence regulations. Roper v. Simmons 543 U.S. 551 (2005) the United States Supreme Court considered it was unconstitutional; imposing capital punishment for a crime(s) perpetrated by minors (Harvard
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