Turning Point In The Juvenile Death Penalty

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Turning Point in the Juvenile Death Penalty. March 1st, 2005 put an end to the death penalty for juveniles with the Roper v. Simmons case. The main issue was that the minimum age that juvenile offenders who committed a crime while under the age of 18 when they committed the crime could be put on death row. At the time, there were 16- and 17-year olds who were eligible to go on death row, and 21 states approved of the death penalty for juveniles. In 2005 about 72 juvenile offenders were on death