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Governor signs bill ending juvenile life sentences in New Mexico

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2023
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SANTA FE — New Mexico will abolish juvenile life sentences without the possibility of parole under legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The bill ensures that people sent to prison for a serious crime committed when they were 14 to 17 years old could make the case that they deserve a second chance. They would get a parole hearing 15 to 25 years into a long sentence, depending on the severity of the underlying conviction. “I am very grateful to the governor for recognizing that incarcerated...

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