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Tag Archives: SchooltoPrisonPipeline
The U.S. is the ONLY country in the world that sentences children to die in prison Michigan has the second highest number of juvenile lifers per capita among states in U.S. Michigan one of only 4 states to oppose retroactivity of … Continue reading
Atty. Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative, whose own grandfather was killed by a group of teens, appears at the beginning of this video. He won U.S. Supreme Court rulings banning death sentences for juveniles, life without parole for … Continue reading
Worthy seeks renewed LWOP for 40% in Wayne County, where 98% of juvenile lifers are Black, under likely unconstitutional state statute “Lifetime in prison is a disproportionate sentence for all but the rarest of children,” — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony … Continue reading
Youtube Video above, published on Apr 26, 2016, produced for V.O.T.E by Alex Chemerinsky, Mariah Branyan State juvenile lifers who waited decades for USSC to declare JLWOP unconstitutional subjected to further anguish as state stalls release Of 364 cases, 8 … Continue reading
Hearing in case in front of Judge Qiana Lillard set for May 26, 2016, 9 am Lewis has long fought for his freedom, claiming actual innocence and citing recent USSC court decisions in Miller v. Alabama, Montgomery v. Louisiana ‘Pure … Continue reading
In Hill v. Snyder, 6th Circuit rejects state statutes, calls for “meaningful and realistic opportunity for release” for all state juvenile lifers Michigan officials including AG Bill Schuette, Wayne Co. Prosecutor Kym Worthy have opposed ANY relief for children sent to … Continue reading
U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan. 25 in Montgomery v. Louisiana that Miller v. Alabama decision declaring JLWOP unconstitutional is retroactive But MICHISSIPPI’s juvenile lifers still have “many rivers to cross” in state with 2nd highest number of JLWOPer’s in U.S., under … Continue reading