by Susan Kuklin
In 2005 the United States Supreme Court ruled that the death sentence for juveniles (under the age 18) was unconstitutional- until that time teenagers like yourself (in some states) weren’t sitting in class they were sitting on death row instead. Author Susan Kuklin gave these prisoners or their families a chance to share their stories with the world in her book, No Choirboy.
In these eye opening accounts, you may question whether the teen deserved their sentence. Like Roy, who was involved in a murder with 3 other guys who all got off, while he received the death penalty. Or there are others like Mark and Nanon, who openly admit their crimes. There are teens who didn’t make it off death row who’s stories are shared by their family members