Michigan Juvenile Lifers Get Support From Teen StudentsHundreds of students from a Catholic school are asking the state Supreme Court to give some prisoners a chance at release,
Mich. House OKs Sentencing Rules For Young KillersThose now incarcerated for crimes committed under age 18 would stay locked up despite pleas for a second look.
Mich. Supreme Court Adds Juvenile Lifers To DocketThe 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.
Senate OKs New Sentencing Rules For Young KillersThe 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.
Feb. Hearings Set To Review Teens' No-Parole Sentences In Matt Landry MurderProsecutors 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.
No-Parole Sentence Thrown Out In Deadly Knife Attack On ParentsTia 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.
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?
Mich. AG Casts Doubt On Impact Of Juvenile Parole CaseBill 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.
Judge Opens Door For Michigan Juvenile LifersAll 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.
Court Offers Hope To State's 358 Juvenile LifersMichigan 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.
Juvenile Life Without Parole Law Challenged