juvenile lifers

(MPRN-Lansing) The Genesee County prosecutor is asking judges to make sure two dozen felons sentenced as juveniles to life without parole don’t have a chance at freedom. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A federal judge in Detroit says more than 360 Michigan inmates convicted as juveniles and serving sentences of mandatory life without parole must get a chance at freedom. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A federal appeals court says Michigan still has not fixed problems with its juvenile lifer law that was declared unconstitutional four years ago. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) More than 300 Michigan inmates sentenced as minors to life without parole could get a second chance at early release. That’s under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling handed down Monday. 

Still image from Natural Life. Reenactments in prison cell shot at an abandoned prison in Jackson, Michigan.
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Two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life without parole for minors falls under “cruel and unusual punishment.” But the states are still deciding what to do with current inmates sentenced to life as children, and to date Michigan is among the states with the most juvenile lifers in the country.

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