Advocates for so-called “juvenile lifers” are blasting legislation approved Tuesday by the state House.
As The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher reports, it would deny those inmates a chance at parole.
That’s unless the Michigan Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court rule otherwise.
The bill would bring Michigan law into compliance with a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. It said automatic life sentences without parole for minors are unconstitutional. But it didn’t say whether the ruling applied to people already serving those sentences.