Michael Juba co-wrote an article with Hannah Proff entitled, "Evolving the Standards of Decency", which was published in the March issue of the Colorado Lawyer, by the Colorado Bar Association.
Read about 'How the Eighth Amendment Reduces the Prosecution of Children as Adults' here:
Housing a prisoner now costs more than a year at Harvard
“The price for each inmate has doubled since 2005, even as court orders related to overcrowding have reduced the population by about one-quarter. Salaries and benefits for prison guards and medical providers drove much of the increase.”
The result is a per-inmate cost that is the nation’s highest — and $2,000 above tuition, fees, room and board, and other expenses to attend Harvard.
No child deserves a life sentence. But try telling a prosecutor that.
“This is happening not because our prisons are full of unrepentant juvenile offenders who can never be rehabilitated, but because of a racist structure of perverse incentives that encourages prosecutors to pursue mass incarceration instead of justice.
For decades, prosecutors have sought high conviction rates and long sentences in the belief that appearing tough on crime would advance their careers. Indeed, prosecutors in any given local district or state attorney’s office, from the most junior rookie to the top elected official, tend to view their career prospects through the lens of average sentence length.”