prison reform

SW Michigan
4:00 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Michigan ordered to end life sentences for young offenders

Credit WMUK

A federal judge says Michigan must give a "fair, meaningful and realistic" chance for parole to state prison inmates who were convicted as children.

Judge John Corbett O'Meara gave state officials until the end of the year to make changes in the parole process. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that Michigan's policy of mandatory life sentences for some young offenders was unconstitutional.

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