Juvenile Life Without Parole | Miller vs Alabama | States Respond


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On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court in Miller v. Alabama, ruled that imposing mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole on juveniles violates the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In the wake of the decision, states with mandatory sentencing schemes grapple with addressing the decision with appropriate actions. Hear experts discuss the case, its implications for state policy and actions that address the issue.

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  • Sarah Brown, program director, Criminal Justice Program, NCSL, Denver


  • Marsha Levick, deputy director and chief counsel, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia, Penn.
  • Representative Keith Gingery, chairman, Wyoming House Judiciary