Romney Refuses To Tell Voters His Position On Life-Sentences For Children

The Supreme Court recently decided that mandatory sentences of life without parole cannot constitutionally be applied to juvenile offenders, even those who commit homicide crimes, but Mitt Romney won’t tell voters whether or not he agrees with the ruling. Speaking in Grand Junction, Colorado, yesterday, Romney said “[t]his is another issue that a number of people feel — come out on different sides on.” Romney continued, “I happen to believe that the death penalty tends to prevent some of the most heinous crimes. And I also believe obviously that the prison terms that are of the nature you described can also prevent some of the most heinous crimes from occurring.”

Alex Brown