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Mexico Supreme Court allows extradition of life prisoners

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Mexico [official website] ruled Tuesday that prisoners serving life sentences can be extradited abroad, overturning a 2001 decision [EscapingJustice.com backgrounder] that prevented such prisoners from answering to charges in the US insofar as punishment there might be cruel and unusual and not directed at rehabilitation of the prisoner. A 1978 treaty between the US and Mexico still prevents the extradition of prisoners who face the death penalty. AP has more.

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