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Federal suit over Maryland's life sentences for juveniles to move forward
Feb 6, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

A federal lawsuit that alleges Maryland's parole system results in cruel and unusual punishment for inmates sentenced as juveniles to life in prison will move forward after a judge on Friday denied the state's request to dismiss the case.

The suit, filed in April by the ACLU on behalf of more than 100 juvenile lifers, argues that the state's parole system unconstitutionally results in "grossly disproportionate punishment" by forcing judges to impose life sentences "without adequate conside

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