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State Lawmakers Tackle Juvenile Justice System Fixes


Michigan is one of the few states to still try juvenile offenders as adults. The 20-bill package, currently in the House, would increase the juvenile court's jurisdiction to the age of 18. If passed, it would not impact cases like Jamarion Lawhorn, the 13 year old who earlier this year, was the youngest person tried as an adult for the murder of a 9 year old. He was convicted of first-degree murder and given a blended sentence. And at anytime be sent to an adult prison. Read more about this here.


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