Is sending juveniles to prison for life constitutional? Judge hears arguments

By L.L. Brasier

“A federal judge could decide within weeks whether Michigan’s practice of sending juveniles to life in prison without parole is unconstitutional.  Judge John Corbett O’Meara heard arguments this afternoon that the state’s long practice of sentencing kids as young as 14 to life in prison should be considered “cruel and unusual punishment.”…

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