0 0 James Ross James Ross2012-06-25 11:14:332012-06-25 11:14:33Equal Justice Initiative: U.S. Supreme Court Bans Mandatory Life-Without-Parole Sentences for Children Convicted of Homicide
Equal Justice Initiative: U.S. Supreme Court Bans Mandatory Life-Without-Parole Sentences for Children Convicted of Homicide
The U.S. Supreme Court today issued an historic ruling in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs holding that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger convicted of homicide are unconstitutional. Kuntrell Jackson and Evan Miller, sentenced to life in prison without parole at 14, are now entitled to new sentencing hearings. Today’s ruling will affect hundreds of individuals whose sentences did not take their age or other mitigating factors into account.
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