IL Judges Cut Terms for Most Juvenile Lifers So Far

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Judges have reduced sentences for most of the 16 Illinois inmates who got new hearings under the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision that found mandatory life without parole sentences for youth unconstitutional. The three states with the largest juvenile life without parole populations — more than 1,000 inmates in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana — are still in the early stages of new hearings . . .

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