Stop the delay of re-sentencing juveniles serving life without parole.

Stop the delay of re-sentencing juveniles serving life without parole.

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Jason Tschantre started this petition to Attorney General Dana Nessel

We Michiganders are concerned about the glacially slow pace of reviewing and re-sentencing juveniles serving life sentences without parole. As you know the United States Supreme Court ruled in Miller v Alabama (2012) that juveniles sentenced to life without parole must have their cases reviewed so that particular circumstances be considered in each case. In 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Montgomery v Louisiana that the Miller decision must be applied retroactively. While most states across the nation abided by the Supreme Court rulings and completed their resentencing procedures, we are appalled that Michigan has not done so.

Some counties, such as Wayne and Berrien, have numerous cases that never have been attended to. This failure to act may very well be a way to obstruct and ignore the will of the U.S. Supreme Court. Therefore we urge Attorney General Dana Nessel to immediately take over all those Michigan cases that still have not been reviewed. This is the only way that justice can be obtained by juvenile lifers.

*Photo show some of Michigan’s 371 juvenile lifers involved in current litigation: (l to r, top through bottom row), Cortez Davis and Raymond Carp, awaiting re-sentencing under USSC decision; plaintiffs in USDC case Henry Hill, Keith Maxey, Dontez Tillman, Jemal Tipton, Henry Hill, Nicole Dupure, Giovanni Casper, Jean Cintron, Matthew Bentley, Bosie Smith, Kevin Boyd, Damion Todd, and Jennifer Pruitt; Edward Sanders and David Walton, in prison since 1975 at the age of 17; (photos show some lifers at current age, others at age they went to prison).

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