Nearly 80 juveniles convicted of murder in Illinois are getting a chance to reduce their sentence. The state Supreme Court ruled yesterday those sentenced to life terms can re-argue their case in court.
The U.S. Supreme Court said mandatory life sentences for juveniles is unconstitutional. Justice Charles Freeman said juveniles can still be sent to prison for life, but those sentences cannot be mandatory.
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