The U.S. Supreme Court gave retroactive effect to a 2012 ruling that banned automatic life-without-parole sentences for juvenile murderers, in a decision that may apply to hundreds of inmates.
The 6-3 ruling came in the case of Henry Montgomery, a Louisiana man still in prison for killing a sheriff’s deputy as a 17-year-old in 1963. Montgomery and other convicted murderers now will either become eligible for parole or gain the right to a new sentencing hearing.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Sentencing juveniles to life without parole is just obscene no matter what they did. I just don't understand what's wrong with the people who think that's a great thing to do.
by Atrios at 11:42