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Juvenile Sentencing

Consecutive sentences imposed for separate crimes that exceed a juvenile’s life expectancy are not prohibited, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled, despite U.S. Supreme Court rulings that forbid mandatory life sentences for juvenile homicide offenders and do not allow juvenile offenders to be sentenced to life in prison for non-homicidal crimes.

PHOENIX — Consecutive sentences imposed for separate crimes that exceed a juvenile’s life expectancy are not prohibited, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled, despite U.S. Supreme Court rulings that forbid mandatory life sentences for juvenile homicide offenders and do not allow juvenile offenders to be sentenced to life in prison for nonhomicidal crimes.

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