IL Judges Cut Terms for Most Juvenile Lifers So Far

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About 80 Illinois inmates who were given life without parole sentences for murders committed as juveniles are getting another look under the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision that found those mandatory sentences unconstitutional. So far, about 15 men and one woman in the state have had new hearings. Judges have affirmed life sentences for two. In the other cases, inmates received reduced sentences that already have led to their release or will within a matter of years, the Chicago . . .

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