High Court Bans Mandatory Life Sentences Without Parole for Juveniles Convicted in Killings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Supreme Court says it's unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life in prison without parole for murder.

The high court on Monday threw out Americans' ability to send children to prison for the rest of their lives with no chance of ever getting out. The 5-4 decision is in line with others the court has made, including ruling out the death penalty for juveniles and life without parole for young people whose crimes did not involve killing.

The decision came in the robbery and murder cases of Evan Miller and Kuntrell Jackson, who were 14 when they were convicted.

Miller was convicted of killing a man in Alabama. Jackson was convicted of being an accomplice in an Arkansas robbery that ended in murder.

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  • by Ricardo Location: Lansing on Jun 28, 2012 at 04:48 AM
    What about the people that were murdered and their families? As the saying goes, "Do the crime, serve the time" Thank You. Ricardo
  • by lonnie Location: lansing,Mi. on Jun 25, 2012 at 08:04 PM
    may not give them life but at least 50 years and maybe they will know better next time??
  • by zeek Location: Holt on Jun 25, 2012 at 07:16 PM
    All you have done is give the adult gangsters a hit squad with no real consequences. THANKS!!!!
  • by Anthony on Jun 25, 2012 at 10:57 AM
    License to Kill.
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