Youths sentenced to life without parole under scrutiny in Colorado | Crime
Colorado no longer allows life sentences without parole for juvenile offenders.
But should the state go back and allow the possibility of parole for those already convicted? That would affect at least 45 offenders convicted before the juvenile life sentence law was changed in 2006.A state House committee planned to start work Tuesday on a bill allowing parole after 40 years for those prisoners. The measure has run into resistance from some Colorado prosecutors who say life without parole should stand for the offenders in question.
The bill would also make teens tried as adults eligible for placement in community corrections 30 years after their incarceration in some cases.
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