Life Term for Juvenile Unconstitutional, State High Court Rules

Life Term for Juvenile Unconstitutional, State High Court Rules

August 17, 2012 | by Victoria Kim | Los Angeles Times

California State Supreme Court declares that minors convicted of crimes other than murder are entitled to the possibility of parole. According to Justice Ming W. Chin, the state “may not deprive [juveniles] of a meaningful opportunity to demonstrate their rehabilitation and fitness to reenter society in the future.”

California State Supreme Court declares that minors convicted of crimes other than murder are entitled to the possibility of parole. According to Justice Ming W. Chin, the state “may not deprive [juveniles] of a meaningful opportunity to demonstrate their rehabilitation and fitness to reenter society in the future.”