Prison

  • Lawsuit Seeks Counsel for Youth Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Suzanne Potter/ California News Service SAN FRANCISCO – The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court in San Francisco Monday with far-reaching consequences for the 255 people sentenced to die in prison for crimes committed as juveniles. The suit seeks a re-sentencing hearing for Leif...
  • Life Sentences for Juveniles Must Be Reviewed

    About 2,000 people sentenced to life without parole for crimes they committed as children may not have to spend the rest of their lives in prison, thanks to a decision on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2012, the high court banned mandatory life sentences without parole for...

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