14 juvenile lifers resentenced in DE cases

Vermont law already prohibits juvenile life without parole

In New Jersey, juveniles convicted of murder now face a minimum of 30 years up to a life sentence, but even those who receive the maximum would be eligible for parole after serving 30 years of their term. He was given a life sentence for the fatal beating of a man in 1982, when Blizzard was 17 years old. Then a year ago, the court made its ruling retroactive, saying those already serving such sentences must be given a chance to show their crimes did not reflect "irreparable corruption" and, if they did not, have some hope for freedom.

New Jersey's Department of Corrections doesn't keep track of how many inmates are serving lengthy "de facto" life terms for crimes committed as juveniles, but Shalom said the number is "in the double digits". No so-called juvenile lifers have been released on parole. The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth says more than 100 former teen offenders are immediately affected. The youngest at the time of his crime was Jason Bryant, who was 14 when he and five others kidnapped the Lillelid family from a rest stop in eastern Tennessee and killed the mother, father and their 6-year-old daughter and wounded the couple's 2-year-old son.

"I am not aware of any other state in the country that has those two options and only those two options", said Levick, the advocate who called Tennessee's situation cruel. It also would allow them to petition for resentencing after 10 years.

There is at least one case in Tennessee courts that challenges the 51-year sentence.

After the Supreme Court's 2012 ruling, Missouri lacked valid sentencing guidelines for juvenile murderers, forcing the state's prosecutors to instead charge young offenders with second-degree murder. If it's not, the trial court must vacate his conviction and instead find him guilty of second-degree murder, which is punishable either by 10 to 30 years or up to life in prison.

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