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No New Hearings For Michigan Juvenile Lifers

The court’s decision Tuesday is a defeat for prisoners who had hoped to benefit from a landmark 2012 U.S. Supreme Court case.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/08/2014

Judge Orders Parole Hearings For Mich. Juvenile Lifers

A judge signed a sweeping order Tuesday for hundreds of Michigan prisoners serving mandatory no-parole sentences.


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Life Sentence Overturned For Man In Sub Shop Abduction, Murder

The Michigan appeals court ruled Ihab Masalmani is entitled to a new hearing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2013

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

Mich. Court Limits Supreme Court Juvenile Lifer Ruling

The Michigan appeals court has ruled to limit the use of a landmark court decision that ends mandatory no-parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2012

Groups Cite Youth Confinement In 7 Mich. Counties

Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union issued a report Wednesday on solitary confinement for juveniles.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2012

Court Offers Hope To State’s 358 Juvenile Lifers

Michigan inmates serving mandatory life sentences without parole for crimes they committed as minors may have a chance to pursue freedom rather than spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2012

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3 Detroit Teens To Be Tried As Adults In Violent Crimes

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is charging three juvenile males with felonies and will try them as adults in separate shootings.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2012