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A state-by-state look at juvenile life without parole


States are responding to U.S. Supreme Court rulings that have found mandatory life-without-parole sentences unconstitutional for juveniles except for the rare homicide offender incapable of rehabilitation. After the latest ruling in January 2016 said those serving such terms must have a chance to argue for release one day, dozens of inmates have won new sentences — and some, freedom — while others wait or fight to have their sentences reviewed.

Through court and legislative action, states also are revisiting laws related to the punishment of juvenile offenders in myriad ways. The Associ...

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