“Miller” in Michigan

The Detroit Free Press discusses the imminent release of one juvenile lifer recently re-sentenced after Miller v. Alabama, and summarizes the chances for others in Michigan, which has 363 people serving mandatory life terms for crimes they committed when they were teens — the second highest number of juvenile lifers nationwide. Legal experts say it’s partly because Michigan sentences children as young as 14. Elsewhere, 38 states have abolished juvenile life-without-parole sentences, or have fewer than five people serving that sentence.


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