Teen criminals savor freedom as parole ends life sentences
Associated Press
August 2, 2017

“Rice, jailed at 17 for a purse-snatching that took a woman’s life, is 61 now. He is one of dozens of inmates — sentenced to life in prison without parole for crimes committed as juveniles — who have been released since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled such mandatory sentences amount to cruel and unusual punishment. Courts must recognize teens’ incomplete brain development and their potential to change, the justices found.”

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