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Lanadieal Ashe Resentenced to 40 Years for 1995 Murder in Five Star Food Store Robbery - Treasure Coast Newspapers

For the first time in 22 years, Lanadieal Ashe faced Aslam "Ozzie" Hussain, the brother of the man she killed when she was 17, during her resentencing hearing. Ashe is serving a life prison term for fatally shooting 25-year-old Tariq Hussain…
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Supreme Court Won’t Hear the Case of Brendan Dassey, Sentenced to Life as a Teen and Featured in ‘Making a Murderer’ - The Washington Post

The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a plea to intervene in the case of Brendan Dassey, whose confession to rape and murder as a teenager was portrayed as coerced in the popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer.” Read more.
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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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In the “Making a Murderer” Case, the Supreme Court Could Help Address the Problem of False Confessions - The New Yorker

Lawyers for Brendan Dassey, whose case is featured in Making a Murderer, have filed petitions with the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more. Briefs Petition for Writ of Ceriorari Respondent's Brief in Opposition Petitioner's Reply Brief Amicus…
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Jacksonville Teen Sentenced to Life in Prison Ordered Released at Age 57 - The Florida Times-Union

Anthony Dixon was sentenced to life without parole as a juvenile non-homicide offender in 1975. After 43 years in prison, Judge Linda McCallum has ordered Dixon's release. Read more.   Image courtesy of the Florida Department of …
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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal of Teen Sentenced to 241 Years in Prison - The Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the case of Bobby Bostic, who argues that his 241-year sentence violates the Eighth Amendment under Graham v. Florida. Read more and watch.
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I Sentenced a Teen to Die in Prison. I Regret It - The Washington Post

In this op-ed, retired Missouri circuit court judge Evelyn Baker expresses her regrets about sentencing a 16-year-old to 241 years in prison for armed robbery. Read more.   Photo by Mitchel Lensink on Unsplash.
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Public Defenders Take on Juvenile Lifer Cases - The Orlando Sentinel

This article from The Orlando Sentinel features David Redfearn, Assistant Public Defender for the Office of the Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit. Redfearn's cases include those sentenced to life in prison without parole for crimes they…
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Few Florida Juvenile Lifers Resentenced Despite U.S. Mandate - U.S. News

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), Miller v. Alabama, 132 S. Ct. 2455 (2012), and Montgomery v. Louisiana, 136 S.Ct. 718 (2016), very few eligible juvenile lifers in Florida have been granted…
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A Look Back at the Juvenile Justice System Before There Was Gault - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark  decision In re Gault, in which U.S. Supreme Court held that juvenile defendants in a delinquency proceeding are entitled to certain due process rights. But what were juvenile delinquency…
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50th Anniversary of In re Gault

Last week, the Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit and the League of Women Voters of Orange County celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision In re Gault. The program began with Gault:…