About 35 of 80 IL inmates in who received mandatory life-without-parole sentences for crimes committed as juveniles have been resentenced since the Supreme Court ruled that punishment unconstitutional.
Kaci Schroeder is an assistant attorney general with the Alaska Department of Law, and says the state does not have life without parole for juveniles.
Only a juvenile tried as an adult can receive a life sentence in ME, and the state attorney general's office said it's not aware of any cases where a juvenile has been sentenced to life.
The Ohio Supreme Court last year overturned a de facto sentence of 112 years for an inmate convicted of kidnapping, robbery and rape as a minor, ruling it cruel and unusual punishment.
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Lawmakers haven't recently submitted any bills to put an outright ban on such sentences for juveniles.
The bill was introduced after a state Supreme Court ruling in January ordered resentencings for two men convicted of serious crimes they committed as juveniles. His attorneys are seeking a U.S. Supreme Court review.
The Supreme Court's findings apply "with equal strength to a sentence that is the practical equivalent of life without parole", the New Jersey court wrote, referring to the 2012 ruling in Miller v. Alabama.
However, corrections officials say there are no known inmates facing life terms without parole for juvenile offenses. They argued that the three sentences should run together, so he'd be eligible for release after 30 years. Carr, now 50, received three life terms without possibility of parole for half a century. The youngest at the time of his crime was Jason Bryant, who was 14 when he and five others kidnapped the Lillelid family from a rest stop in eastern Tennessee and killed the mother, father and their 6-year-old daughter and wounded the couple's 2-year-old son. His resentencing was carried out before the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on the Ali case. The appeals court left his sentence in place. Those inmates could join the program after serving 20 years or 25 years if convicted of first-degree murder.