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CASES SEEK ABSOLUTE BAN ON LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE SENTENCES FOR YOUTH FROM U.S. SUPREME COURT

By Efren Paredes, Jr. (Updates from Voice of Detroit in italics) Re-printed from http://4efren.blogspot.com   September 14, 2017 Attorneys for an Idaho prisoner, Sarah Marie Johnson, recently petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a national ban on life without parole (LWOP) sentences … Continue reading

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JUVENILE LIFERS, EX-OFFENDERS, ADVOCATES BEGIN NEW CHAPTER IN BATTLE FOR JUSTICE JUNE 18

VIDEO ABOVE: David Walton of Detroit, now 60, spent 43 years since the age of 17 behind bars for a crime in which he was not the shooter. His co-defendant Edward Sanders, also not the shooter, is due for release July … Continue reading

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STOP DEATH IN PRISON FOR CHILDREN! JUVENILE LIFER RALLY FOR JUSTICE SUN. JUNE 18 @ 2-5 PM DETROIT

Attorney Bryan Stevenson, director of the national Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL and Professor of Law at NYU Law School,  is one of the endorsers of the Juvenile Lifer Rally for Justice in Detroit this Sunday. This video was made after … Continue reading

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‘CRUEL, UNUSUAL’ JUVENILE SENTENCES CONTINUE; CORTEZ DAVIS GETS 25-60, NOT LEGAL 10-40 YRS.

(VIDEO ABOVE EDITED TO INCREASE VOLUME): CORTEZ DAVIS makes statement to Judge Shannon Walker expressing his daily regret over 23 yrs. for the death of Raymond Davis, Jr. (no relation). He was not the shooter. Judge Walker sentenced Davis to 25-60 years, … Continue reading

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APPEALS COURT HEARS JUVENILE LIFER MEADOWS’ CASE; PROS. KYM WORTHY OBJECTED TO RELEASE AFTER 47 YRS.

Above: Zerious Meadows’ sister Pamela Davenport comments on her brother’s 47 year incarceration, since the age of 15. Case is key challenge for state’s juvenile lifers Defense attorney Melvin Houston:  state statutes do not require 60-year max,  judges should have … Continue reading

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CHARLES LEWIS MUST BE FREED DUE TO LOSS OF COURT FILE, INNOCENCE; SADO WITHDRAWS FROM CASE

Video above is from October 28, 2016 hearing where Wayne County Deputy Court Clerk David Baxter testified that Charles Lewis’ official court file could not be found after months of searching. It has still not been found, although Judge Qiana … Continue reading

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‘ROGUE JUSTICE!’ FREE ANOTHER INNOCENT DETROITER, CHARLES LEWIS, NOW! HEARING WED. FEB. 15 @ 9 AM.

Change.org petition to Judge Qiana Lillard, Chief Judge Kenny initiated  Judge Lillard freed Bernard Young, on likely innocence grounds, last week Lewis’ lawyer and SADO to withdraw during hearing Lewis will argue his own case, based on multiple court precedents … Continue reading

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JUDGE DEBORAH THOMAS: CHARLES LEWIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN ACQUITTED, SENTENCE VACATED IN 1976 MURDER

COME TO LEWIS’ POST-CONVICTION HEARING THURS. FEB. 9, 2017, 9AM,                JUDGE QIANA LILLARD, RM. 502, FRANK MURPHY HALL                               … Continue reading

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“NEW HOPE” FOR MICHIGAN JUVENILE LIFER CHARLES LEWIS, AS OTHERS AWAIT LONG-DELAYED JUSTICE

Mainstream media covers Lewis hearing  SADO attorney finally calls him back Federal case challenging state’s JLWOP statutes still alive  Story by Diane Bukowski Video by Cornell Squires  September 10, 2016 DETROIT – Michigan juvenile lifer Charles Lewis, who has been … Continue reading

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