Thousands of ‘juvenile lifers’ place their hope in Supreme Court

Marsha Levick
Marsha Levick third from right the co-founder of the Juvenile Law Center sits on a panel. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY
Marsha Levick
Marsha Levick third from right the co-founder of the Juvenile Law Center sits on a panel. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY

Thousands of ‘juvenile lifers’ place their hope in Supreme Court

Marsha Levick (third from right) the co-founder of the Juvenile Law Center sits on a panel. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Tuesday on a case that could affect more than 2,300 prison inmates who were convicted as juveniles and are serving life sentences.

The biggest impact will be felt in Philadelphia, which has more so-called juvenile lifers than any place in country.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Bobby Allyn of WHYY reports that many families of those inmates view the case as their last hope.

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