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Juvenile-lifer ban affects some with parole, too

BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — ...

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After life without parole

WILMINGTON, Del. — It’s just blocks from the house Earl Rice Jr. left behind as a teenager to the places he remembers. But after more than four decades in prison, he has ground to cover. He heads to the park ...

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Tough sentencing of juveniles waning in US

Stoked by fears of teen “superpredators,” many states enacted laws to punish juvenile criminals like adults and the U.S. became an international outlier, sentencing offenders under 18 to live out their lives in prison for homicide and, in rare instances, ...

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Clergy to push to keep juveniles out of adult prisons in NY

ALBANY — Dozens of religious leaders from around New York state are making another effort to convince Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to raise the age of criminal responsibility so fewer juvenile offenders end up in adult prisons. The ...

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