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Michigan court delays order on juvenile paroles

Dec. 24, 2013 at 1:09 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Michigan's attorney general called a delay in the paroling of 350 juvenile offenders "an early Christmas gift" to their victims' families.

"Today's [Monday's] order is an early Christmas gift for families of murder victims who have been traumatized by the possible release of teenage murderers sentenced to life without parole," Attorney General Bill Schuette, said in a written statement Monday afternoon.

A federal appeals court earlier in the court delayed an earlier court order that would have resulted in the release of the inmates, who had been sentenced to life in prison for offenses committed for crimes committed when they were juveniles.

A 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling required Michigan to consider parole for violent juvenile offenders, the Detroit News said.

A federal judge on Nov. 26 ordered state officials to confirm that they would provide proof they would consider their eligibility for parole "in a meaningful and realistic manner."

The order was put on hold Monday so a new legal challenge could be heard. The state's challenge contended they were not given adequate time to comply with the November order.

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