Preventing Life WIthout Parole for Juveniles
In Miller v Alabama, the United States Supreme Court held that mandatory sentences of life without the possibility of parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders. And in Montgomery v Louisiana, the United States Supreme Court held that children who were previously given automatic life sentences with no chance of parole must now be re-sentenced or considered for parole. The Montgomery decision has a significant impact on hundreds of prisoners currently serving life without parole sentences for homicides which occurred when they were under the age of 18.
We represent prisoners and juveniles who have endured lengthy and unconstitutional sentences in violation of the Eighth Amendment.