Lawmakers weigh what to do with "juvenile lifers"

Jan 23, 2014
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Legislature and state Supreme Court consider meaning of federal court decisions

Source: Detroitnews

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.

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