first degree murder http://wamc.org en Mass. Gov. Introduces Bill To Allow Parole for Convicted Youths http://wamc.org/post/mass-gov-introduces-bill-allow-parole-convicted-youths <p></p><p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has unveiled a series of sentencing reforms, including efforts to curb sentencing on youth offenders convicted of first-degree murder.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Governor Patrick released a bill titled “An Act to Reform the Juvenile Justice System in the Commonwealth.” Two primary focuses of the bill would extended juvenile court jurisdiction from 17 years old to 18 years old, and would also prohibit mandatory life-sentences without parole for those convicted of first degree murder between ages 14 and 18.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:05:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 56696 at http://wamc.org Mass. Gov. Introduces Bill To Allow Parole for Convicted Youths