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Florida Supreme Court Reverses Course on Re-Sentencing for Juvenile Offenders

About two years ago, the Florida Supreme Court decided that juvenile offenders serving sentences so lengthy that they amount to life in prison must have their cases reconsidered.

The ruling applied even to juveniles who at some point would be eligible for parole, opening up the possibility of new and shorter sentences for hundreds of inmates.

Since then, some long-timers have been released. Many others await re-sentencing.

But now, they might not get a chance after all.

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