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Many States Still Sentence Juveniles to Life Without Parole

A report released by the Sentencing Project showed that only 13 of 28 states have complied with a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling to abolish mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles. The majority of the states have done nothing to pursue statutory reform, while others instituted loopholes to continue sentencing minors to long-term punishments.   Forty-four states still have the option to sentence offenders under the age of 18 to life in prison. The precedent set by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 was meant to enact sweeping changes in more ยป