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After 55 Years in Prison, Baton Rouge Man Key to Supreme Court Ruling Again Denied Freedom

Henry Montgomery's victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 created a way for hundreds of prisoners like him — those convicted of horrific crimes while juveniles — to earn their freedom by demonstrating their rehabilitation since their…
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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…
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Jacksonville Man Subject of Landmark Ruling Will Wait Years for his Chance at Release - The Florida Times-Union

Terrence Graham, subject of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Graham v. Florida, may have to wait several years before given a meaningful opportunity for release. Read more.   Image courtesy of the Florida Department of…
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Was Evan Miller ‘The Rare Juvenile’ Who Deserved Life Without Parole? - The Marshall Project

Behind every court case is a person whose life may be changed by the result. In 2012, Miller v. Alabama changed the lives of every juvenile that was serving a mandatory life-without-parole sentence. On March 13, 2017, Evan Miller,  who, at…