Supreme Court Bans Life Sentences for Youths Who Don’t Kill

Supreme Court Bans Life Sentences for Youths Who Don’t Kill

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gavel.jpgThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is an unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment to lock up teenagers for life without any chance of parole — if they didn’t kill anybody.

The 6-to-3 ruling could open the prison doors for at least some of the 129 people serving life terms without parole for non-homicide crimes committed when they were under 18.

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