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Supreme Court Says Life In Prison Without Parole is Unconstitutional for Minors

The United States Supreme Court recently created new guidelines for sentencing juveniles convicted for murder in all fifty states.  The ruling stems from Miller V. Alabama which states that sentencing a minor (defined as a person under the age of eighteen at the time of the offense) to life imprisonment with no chance of parole is unconstitutional. Any juvenile sentenced to life in prison must become eligible for parole after serving 25 years.  In North Carolina, this new law has caused lawyers to reassess all of their clients who this more ยป