SCOTUS to Consider Limits on Life Sentences for Juveniles

The Federal Docket

March 18, 2020

The Supreme Court announced that it would take up the case in Jones v. Mississippi, No. 18-1259, where the defendant stabbed his grandfather to death when he was 15 years old. The Court will consider under what circumstances courts can sentence juveniles to life without parole. The defendant was sentenced to life without parole under a mandatory sentencing law.

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