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Man waits for shot at freedom 2 years after landmark ruling


January 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A landmark ruling by the nation's highest court gave Henry Montgomery his first chance at freedom after nearly a half-century behind bars. Two years later, the 71-year-old Louisiana man is still waiting for a parole hearing that could set him free.

Thursday is the two-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Montgomery's favor. The decision enabled roughly 2,000 inmates to argue for release after receiving mandatory life-without-parole sentences as juveniles.

Louisiana's parole board delayed a hearing on Montgomery's parole request from Dec. 14 to Feb...

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