juvenile lifer law

7:28 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Juvenile Lifers

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Justices will hear arguments in three separate "lifer" cases
The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today as justices consider whether hundreds of offenders serving life sentences without the possibility of parole for violent crimes they committed as minors deserve a second look -- and the opportunity to prove they deserve a second chance.
12:26 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Lawmakers weigh what to do with "juvenile lifers"

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Legislature and state Supreme Court consider meaning of federal court decisions
The conflicting emotions are surfacing as the Legislature struggles to pass bills to allow re-sentencing - but not immediate eligibility for parole - for Michigan's juvenile lifers, while facing a federal judge's Jan. 31 deadline to reform state sentencing policies. The bills also would permit less-than-life sentences for juveniles who commit murders in the future.
6:28 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Federal appeals court stays order requiring hearings for juvenile lifers

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Mandatory life sentences were struck down by U.S. Supreme Court
LANSING -- A federal appeals panel has temporarily stayed an order that would have required the state of Michigan to give parole hearings to 350 inmates serving mandatory life sentences for crimes they committed as minors. The order, signed Monday, puts a pause on an order issued last month by U.S.
9:25 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court to hear "juvenile lifers" case

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State's highest court could decide issue of sentencing relief
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's highest court may decide whether more than 360 prisoners serving life sentences for violent crimes they committed as minors deserve a chance at eventual release. The Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear oral arguments in three cases questioning whether so-called "juvenile lifers" deserve sentencing relief.