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Life Without Parole

In January 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that its 2012 decision banning mandatory life-without-parole (LWOP) sentences for juveniles must be applied retroactively, granting a new chance at release for hundreds of inmates serving LWOP sentences for crimes committed in their youth.

Butler Snow attorneys are representing indigent defendants affected by this ruling and are asking the appellate court to vacate these LWOP sentences and remand the cases for new sentencing hearings related to the respective convictions.