When you think of Teenage and Juvenile Crime it is important to remember that the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the use of cruel and unusual punishment. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for states to sentence juveniles offenders convicted of murder to mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole.
The Michigan Parole Board is releasing inmates at a faster pace than any time in the last two decades to save the state money. Inmates are being released before serving their maximum sentence. However, prosecutors are appealing the decisions of the parole boards some people locked up instead of in the community.