December 7, 2016
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Poor Defense Increases Chance of Life Behind Bars for Juvenile Offenders

 
 
 
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The Michigan Messenger
News and Analysis from the State's Top Political Team

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Bill to End Life Sentences for Children Stalled
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Poor Defense Increases Chance of Life Behind Bars for Juvenile Offenders
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s legislation to end juvenile-life-without-parole sentences in Michigan remains stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee, some court watchers are warning that the controversial sentence may not be in tune with recent public opinion and is not applied fairly...

M
ichigan, which currently spends approximately 20 percent of it's general budget on corrections, has the third-highest number of inmates serving juvenile-life-without-parole sentences ...


Eartha Jane Melzer reports: http://tinyurl.com/LifeBehindBars


Eartha Jane Melzer is a graduate of Antioch College with a degree in cross-cultural communication. Her documentary work has appeared in outlets as diverse as Fox News and the Inter-American Court on Human Rights. She has worked as a freelance reporter and staff writer for the Washington Blade. 
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