Is it Proper for a Judge to Sentence a Juvenile to Life in Prison Without the Possibility of Parole when no Homicide is Involved?

We all understand how the character of a child changes as the child learns about what is right and wrong, experiences prejudice, sees how hard work can benefit someone, learns self-discipline, etc.  At what point does this end?  At what point can a judge find that the juvenile is without hope of rehabilitation or such a danger to the public that the juvenile must be warehoused in a prison for life?  Click on the attached article to read a case summary that addresses this issue –

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