sentencing 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 Prosecutors Recommend 25-Year Prison Sentence in MA Terrorism Case http://wamc.org/post/prosecutors-recommend-25-year-prison-sentence-ma-terrorism-case <p>Federal prosecutors are recommending a 25-year prison sentence for a Massachusetts man convicted of conspiring to help al-Qaida. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:18:49 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 36576 at http://wamc.org Prosecutors Recommend 25-Year Prison Sentence in MA Terrorism Case Prosecutors to Recommend Sentence in Terror Case http://wamc.org/post/prosecutors-recommend-sentence-terror-case <p>Prosecutors are set to make their sentencing recommendation for a Massachusetts man convicted of conspiring to help al-Qaida.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Tristan O&#39;Neill reports...</p><p>Tarek Mehanna of Sudbury was convicted in December of traveling to Yemen to seek training in a terrorist camp with the intention of going on to Iraq to fight U.S. soldiers.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:13:45 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 36490 at http://wamc.org Prosecutors to Recommend Sentence in Terror Case