Sunday, January 22, 2012

Louisiana grapples with juvenile crime decision by Supreme Court

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37 states affected

Louisiana is one of 37 states affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision.

The state Department of Corrections said 48 inmates are serving life sentences for crimes other than homicide that they committed before they turned 18. Most of those cases originate from New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish and Caddo Parish, said Dana Kaplan, director of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana.

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