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Proposal to end juvenile life sentences in New Mexico on its way to governor

Posted on AllSides March 13th, 2023
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SANTA FE — Over the last few years, Abby Long and other parents have made a personal appeal to New Mexico legislators on behalf of their kids behind bars. They have new reason for optimism. In the early-morning hours Monday, the state House signed off on legislation that would abolish the possibility of a life sentence without parole for someone who committed a serious crime before they turned 18. It would ensure that juveniles sent to prison would get a parole hearing 15 to 25 years into their sentence, depending...

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