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Juvenile life-without-parole sentence too harsh, reports says

Advocates seek Mass. law change

By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / September 30, 2009

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Despite its liberal reputation, Massachusetts has one of the harshest laws in the country for sentencing murderers as young as 14 to life in prison without parole, and many of the 57 people serving such mandatory sentences are first-time offenders, according to an advocacy group that wants them to become eligible for parole. (Full article: 850 words)

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