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US Supreme Court: Juveniles Sentenced to Life Can Seek Parole

Hundreds of inmates in U.S. prisons who were sentenced as juveniles to life without parole can now challenge those punishments, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday. In a 6-3 ruling, the court extended a 2012 decision prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from being sentenced to life without parole by making it retroactive for all such offenders who were given life sentences in the past. Monday's case was brought by Henry Montgomery, who in 1963 shot and killed a sheriff's...

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