Will the Opportunity for Parole Equate to the De Facto Opportunity for a New Life?

53 Am. Crim. L. Rev. Online 11

Leigh Ainsworth* 

While there is some contention amongst different advocacy groups over whether the Supreme Court’s decision in Miller is a step in the right direction, most experts agree that juveniles have the capacity to change,  and the Court’s decision in Montgomery is only one in a long line of recent cases that have reformed the ways in which the Eighth Amendment provides additional protections to juveniles convicted of crimes.

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