Friday, 20 October, 2017

No life without parole in Hawaii for those younger than 18

Vermont law already prohibits juvenile life without parole Court orders parole board to consider offender's age at the time of the crime
Tracy Craig | 01 August, 2017, 22:58

The ruling affected eight Minnesota inmates; seven were resentenced, and a resentencing is pending for an eighth. Upon completion, offenders could be eligible to apply to the parole board; release is up to the governor.

Many states are grappling with the issue. That's because judges and juries have a choice in sentencing, but that choice is between life in prison or life with the possibility of parole after serving 51 years - which one leading advocate calls cruel.

After the Supreme Court's 2012 ruling, Missouri lacked valid sentencing guidelines for juvenile murderers, forcing the state's prosecutors to instead charge young offenders with second-degree murder. He won't be eligible to seek parole until he serves 90 years, which his attorneys say amounts to a life sentence.

The proposal also would have allowed juveniles to be eligible for a shot at parole after serving 15 years when their crimes didn't result in the death of someone.

The Missouri Supreme Court.

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Joel Ira is now 36 and petitioning for release before the state Supreme Court.

The final decision in the Ali case could affect two other offenders: Brian Lee Flowers, 25, and Stafon Thompson, 26, were 16 and 17 when they killed a mother and son in Minneapolis in 2008. He was given a life sentence for the fatal beating of a man in 1982, when Blizzard was 17 years old.

In 2014, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that sentences of life without parole were unconstitutional for juveniles, ordering that such inmates could request resentencing.

The ACLU is asking the state Supreme Court to clarify how offenders like Taylor can get legal help to file for resentencing.

Flowers' co-defendant, Thompson, has not been resentenced yet. Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell to bring California law in line with the high court's rulings.

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