Hundreds of Michigan inmates may be eligible for parole after committing First Degree Murder as teens

LANSING, MI. (WLNS) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is reviewing a major decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that could change the sentences of hundreds of inmates.

The court has ruled that even prisoners who have been locked-up for years will be subject to a 2012 ruling that outlaws mandatory life sentences for first degree murder for people convicted when they were teenagers.

More than 300 people in Michigan are behind bars on mandatory no parole life sentences.

A.G. Schuette is reviewing the ruling trying to figure out if those prisoners should get parole hearings or new sentences.

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