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Supreme Court ruling: Hope for Oklahoma juvenile lifers?


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of Oklahoma inmates serving life in prison without parole have a shot at resentencing and possible release one day because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, but seeking a second chance isn't a speedy process in this tough-on-crime state.

The high court's ruling in January 2016 applies to inmates who received mandatory life without parole for killings committed when they were juveniles. But so far, no Oklahoma inmates have been resentenced.

Five years ago, after already banning the death penalty for juveniles and life without parole for minors in nonhomicide off...

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