juvenile lifers

6:32 am
Wed July 9, 2014

State Supreme Court Says "Juvenile Lifers" Won't Get New Hearings

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300 Michigan inmates are serving mandatory life sentences for murders committed when they were teenagers
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court, in a split decision, said Tuesday a U.S. Supreme Court ruling making mandatory life sentences without parole unconstitutional for juveniles is not retroactive.
3:44 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

House committee bill could change sentences for juvenile lifers

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The state Senate has proposed similar legislation, but the new House bill would also apply to current prisoners.
DETROIT - Detroit retirees promised to take their fight to the U.S. Supreme Court if need be to protect their benefits after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Tuesday that Detroit can reorganize under Chapter 9 bankruptcy and can do so by including city pensions as part of that restructuring.
5:06 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

A year after Supreme Court ruling, Michigan's juvenile lifers, victims looking for answers

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Michigan has second highest number of juvenile lifers in nation
LANSING, MI -- One year after such sentences were declared unconstitutional, more than 350 Michigan prisoners serving mandatory life terms for violent crimes they committed as minors remain in legal limbo. Lower courts and lawmakers are still debating whether they deserve a second look -- and perhaps a second chance -- as adults.