Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Juvenile LIFER deserve a "chance"

http://www.stardem.com/opinion/article_a6d0783e-c49d-11e1-b6ba-0019bb2963f4.html


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The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling banning mandatory life sentences with no parole for youthful offenders was the right decision. Such a sentence for each young offender ought to be the result of a careful and thoughtful examination of his or her circumstances by the sentencing judge — rather than the rote application of a sentencing formula. The Michigan Legislature must revise the law to take account of the High Court’s ruling.

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