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2006 10 20 Evan Miller escorted to court

In this Oct. 20, 2006 photo, Evan Miller, right, is escorted to the Lawrence County Courthouse in Moulton, Ala. A judge is set to decide the punishment for the Alabama man, sentenced to life in prison for a murder he committed at age 14, and whose case later led to a ban on mandatory life sentences for juveniles. The judge will decide Tuesday, April 27, 2021 if Evan Miller should be given an opportunity at parole one day or if he should die in prison because of a crime he committed as a teenager.

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press

logo dothaneagleMOULTON, Ala. (AP) — Evan Miller was just 14 when he committed the slaying that sent him to prison.

In reviewing his case, the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles — saying judges and juries should consider the special factors of youth — a decision that eventually led to inmates across the country getting a chance at release.

But Miller will not get that chance. A judge on Tuesday handed down a second life sentence without possibility of parole.

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Alabama Department of CorrectionsThe Dept of Corrections has just made a policy for all the inmates that have been convicted of Manslaughter! The inmates have always received good time in earning class 1. Because a death occurred we have always believed they should never be in a level higher than earning class 2.

A DA challenged their previous policy and as of last week they changed the policy. What does this mean? It will add about 15 months to the sentence of those convicted of manslaughter. Instead of EOS at 4 yrs 7 months and 22 days, they will have to serve about 15 months more. This is a great day for victims in Alabama!

Update!

A petition for writ of habeas corpus, challenging recalculation by Department of Corrections of good time credits for manslaughter has been filed by an inmate.  The ruling by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has not yet published their rulings.

 

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By GREG BLUESTEIN
Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:05 p.m.

United States Supreme CourtATLANTA - The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that juveniles cannot be sentenced to death, and that they also cannot be sentenced to life in prison without parole for rape and other non-homicide offenses. But what about those juveniles who were convicted of murder?

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