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Thu March 6, 2014
Stateside for Thursday, March 6, 2014
What can Detroit learn from the city’s efforts to rebuild strategically post-Katrina?
Also on today’s show, we spoke with Daniel Howes who looked at what the Affordable Care Act has meant for one small Michigan business-owner.
But first on the show, we talked about “juvenile lifers” in Michigan.
Life without parole used to be the automatic sentence for juveniles who were tried as adults and convicted of first-degree murder.
That was until 2012, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that automatic life without parole for juveniles was unconstitutional.
But a question remains: What happens to the more than 350 juvenile lifers here in Michigan who were sent to prison before the decision?
The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments on that question today, and Rick Pluta, Michigan Public Radio Network Lansing Bureau Chief ,was in the courtroom. We checked in with Rick.