Juvenile LWOP: Must Permanent Incorrigibility Exist?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brett v. Mississippi (2021) that a state court judge does not have to make a deliberate finding of “permanent incorrigibility” before imposing a sentence of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP). The Supreme Court did not want to impose such a strict standard and preferred to defer to the discretion of the trial court in each case, who would be much more familiar with the case facts and because of this, such a sentence was not barred without such a finding. To read more about this U.S. Supreme Court ruling, please click on the following link – https://www.greghillassociates.com/juvenile-lwop-must-permanent-incorrigibility-exist.html

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