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Children Sentenced to Life: A Struggle for the N.Y. Board of Parole

, New York Law Journal


Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Avery P. Gilbert and Christopher Seeds write: In accordance with recent U.S. Supreme Court Eighth Amendment jurisprudence, persons sentenced to life as juveniles now must be provided a "meaningful opportunity" for release based on demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation. New York is particularly challenged in its efforts to come into compliance with this new constitutional law, given its status as one of two states automatically prosecuting teenagers 16 and up as adults, and its parole hearing practices.

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