[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/04/12/art.scotus0412.gi.jpg caption="Sentencing some juvenile criminals to life in prison without parole is 'cruel and unusual' punishment, the Court ruled Monday."](CNN) - Sentencing some juvenile criminals to life in prison without parole is "cruel and unusual" punishment, especially when their crime is not murder, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.
The justices by a 6-3 vote found such a sentence for a 16-year-old armed robber from Florida was unconstitutional. The court concluded life without parole is not justified for those offenders who may lack full "culpability" for their actions, because of their ages.
Monday's other Supreme Court rulings: