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JUL 08, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate to consider juvenile sentencing bill

BOSTON (AP) — The state Senate is expected to consider a bill that would allow parole for juveniles convicted of first-degree murder. The legislation is an effort by lawmakers to reconcile Massachusetts law with rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court and later the state's highest court that struck down as unconstitutional mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles.

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