States Cling to Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders

, The National Law Journal

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Less than half of the 28 states affected by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision banning mandatory sentences of life in prison without parole for juvenile murderers have reformed their laws.

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  • Dave Majkowski

    What about the only person in the U.S. serving life for a non violent juvenile offense??

    Rick Wershe is currently serving a life prison sentence in the Michigan Department of Corrections for a single drug possession conviction from January 1988. When he was arrested he was only 17 years old.

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