Youth violence

This Friday, May 26, 2017 shows a hallway inside the Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn, N.C. A 2016 Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as minors has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic _ that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life _ to a larger population of prisoners: those whose sentences technically include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 02, 2017 - 1:08 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for...
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This Friday, May 26, 2017 shows a hallway inside the Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn, N.C. A 2016 Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as minors has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic _ that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life _ to a larger population of prisoners: those whose sentences technically include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 02, 2017 - 10:55 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for...
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This Friday, May 26, 2017 shows a hallway inside the Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn, N.C. A 2016 Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as minors has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic _ that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life _ to a larger population of prisoners: those whose sentences technically include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 02, 2017 - 10:01 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for...
Read More
This Friday, May 26, 2017 shows a hallway inside the Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn, N.C. A 2016 Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as minors has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic _ that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life _ to a larger population of prisoners: those whose sentences technically include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 02, 2017 - 8:34 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for...
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This Friday, May 26, 2017 shows a hallway inside the Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn, N.C. A 2016 Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as minors has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic _ that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life _ to a larger population of prisoners: those whose sentences technically include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 02, 2017 - 6:21 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for...
Read More
This Friday, May 26, 2017 shows a hallway inside the Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn, N.C. A 2016 Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as minors has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic _ that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life _ to a larger population of prisoners: those whose sentences technically include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 02, 2017 - 3:13 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for...
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This combination of photos shows shows younger and older photos of "juvenile lifers," top row from left, William Washington, Jennifer M. Pruitt and John Sam Hall; middle row from left, Damion Lavoial Todd, Ahmad Rashad Williams and Evan Miller; bottom row from left, Giovanni Reid, Johnny Antoine Beck, and Bobby Hines. During the late 1980 and into the 1990s, many states enacted laws to punish juvenile criminals like adults and the U.S. became an international outlier, sentencing offenders under 18 to live out their lives in prison for homicide and, sometimes, rape, kidnapping, armed robbery. (Michigan Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Lawrence County Alabama Sheriff's Office, Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
July 31, 2017 - 5:23 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs. It's been more than 27 years since Hines stood before a judge in this building. He was 15 then, just out of eighth grade, answering for his role in the murder of a man over a...
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This combination of photos shows shows younger and older photos of "juvenile lifers," top row from left, William Washington, Jennifer M. Pruitt and John Sam Hall; middle row from left, Damion Lavoial Todd, Ahmad Rashad Williams and Evan Miller; bottom row from left, Giovanni Reid, Johnny Antoine Beck, and Bobby Hines. During the late 1980 and into the 1990s, many states enacted laws to punish juvenile criminals like adults and the U.S. became an international outlier, sentencing offenders under 18 to live out their lives in prison for homicide and, sometimes, rape, kidnapping, armed robbery. (Michigan Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Lawrence County Alabama Sheriff's Office, Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
July 31, 2017 - 12:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs. It's been more than 27 years since Hines stood before a judge in this building. He was 15 then, just out of eighth grade, answering for his role in the murder of a man over a...
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This combination of photos shows shows younger and older photos of "juvenile lifers," top row from left, William Washington, Jennifer M. Pruitt and John Sam Hall; middle row from left, Damion Lavoial Todd, Ahmad Rashad Williams and Evan Miller; bottom row from left, Giovanni Reid, Johnny Antoine Beck, and Bobby Hines. During the late 1980 and into the 1990s, many states enacted laws to punish juvenile criminals like adults and the U.S. became an international outlier, sentencing offenders under 18 to live out their lives in prison for homicide and, sometimes, rape, kidnapping, armed robbery. (Michigan Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Lawrence County Alabama Sheriff's Office, Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
July 31, 2017 - 10:48 am
DETROIT (AP) — Courtroom 801 is nearly empty when guards bring in Bobby Hines, hands cuffed in front of navy prison scrubs. It's been more than 27 years since Hines stood before a judge in this building. He was 15 then, just out of eighth grade, answering for his role in the murder of a man over a...
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In this Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 photo, Ahmad Williams wears handcuffs as he appears for his resentencing hearing at the Kent County Courthouse in Grand Rapids. Williams, who was convicted in the 1988 fatal shooting of Derrick Pimpleton, is one of several "juvenile lifers" to be resentenced because of Supreme Court rulings that ended mandatory no-parole sentences for crimes committed by juveniles. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
July 31, 2017 - 10:33 am
In the past decade or so, the U.S. Supreme Court and state legislatures have taken steps to scale back the most extreme punishments for juvenile criminals. Here's how the laws have changed and some reasons why teens who were sentenced to life without parole are now getting a second chance: ___ WHY...
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