In Reversal, Phila. DA Seeks Life Terms in Youth Cases

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Last June, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams made national news and got wide praise after he said he would no longer seek sentences of life without parole for juveniles. "It's my goal to give all of these individuals some light at the end of the tunnel," he said then, discussing the resentencings required by a pair of Supreme Court decisions that found automatic sentences of life without parole for juveniles unconstitutional and required states to apply that ruling retroactively . . .

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