Convicted Murderers May Be Released Early
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is criticizing a U-S Supreme Court decision that will give convicted murderers a chance at freedom if they were juveniles when the crime was committed. The Supreme Court voted 6 to 3 Monday to retroactively apply a 2012 decision that struck down automatic life sentences without parole for teens convicted of murder. Officials from the Southern Poverty Law Center advocacy group call the decision a milestone in criminal justice reform. Alabama was one of seven states that had refused to apply the high court's decision to inmates who can now be considered for parole or given a new sentence.