The Craig Fahle Show

SCOTUS Bars Mandatory Life Without Parole For Juveniles

Tuesday June 26, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states can no longer impose mandatory life-without-parole sentences on juveniles who are convicted of taking part in murder. Craig speaks with Deborah LaBelle, Director of the Juvenile Life-Without-Parole Project with the ACLU, and Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper, who prosecuted the Dontez Tillman and Thomas McCloud murder case where the two 14-year olds were sentenced to life in prison without parole for beating a homeless man to death in Pontiac. They discuss how this decision will affect past convictions, the prosecution of future cases and take calls from listeners.

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