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Is Sentencing Juveniles To Life Behind Bars Cruel And Unusual? Michigan Supreme Court To Decide

Michigan has roughly 360 inmates in prison for life who were convicted of first degree murder when they were just teenagers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2014

Michigan Juvenile Lifers Get Support From Teen Students

Hundreds of students from a Catholic school are asking the state Supreme Court to give some prisoners a chance at release,

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2014

Mich. House OKs Sentencing Rules For Young Killers

Those now incarcerated for crimes committed under age 18 would stay locked up despite pleas for a second look.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2014

Mich. Supreme Court Adds Juvenile Lifers To Docket

The court will decide whether roughly 360 prisoners serving mandatory no-parole sentences for crimes they committed when they were under age 18 deserve a shot at freedom.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/09/2013

Senate OKs New Sentencing Rules For Young Killers

The legislation would apply only to future criminal cases, not retroactively to the state’s 360 or so inmates who were under 18 when they committed crimes, mostly murder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2013

Ihab Masalmani (WWJ Photo, File)

Feb. Hearings Set To Review Teens’ No-Parole Sentences In Matt Landry Murder

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Matt Landry was held for four days before he was shot in the head. His body was later found inside a burned out vacant house in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2013

Tia Skinner (Credit: Michigan Department of Corrections)

No-Parole Sentence Thrown Out In Deadly Knife Attack On Parents

Tia Skinner’s life sentence will be revisited because the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory no-parole sentences for teens convicted of murder. She was 17 at the time of the deadly attack.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2013

Sentenced To Life At 16, Woman Hopes For Freedom

Should teens convicted of the most brutal crimes be punished just like adults? Or should their youth matter?

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/17/2013

Mich. AG Casts Doubt On Impact Of Juvenile Parole Case

Bill Schuette believes a judge’s recent opinion on no-parole sentences for juveniles covers only five prisoners and is not a sweeping decision affecting other inmates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2013

Judge Opens Door For Michigan Juvenile Lifers

All Michigan inmates serving no-parole sentences for murder committed as juveniles are entitled to a fair and meaningful possibility of release, a federal judge has ruled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2013

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