Mass. Lawmakers To Debate Parole For Juveniles Convicted Of Murder

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The debate over how Massachusetts should deal with juveniles convicted of murder continues in the state Senate Tuesday. Lawmakers are reviewing legislation to set parole guidelines for the estimated 60 people now serving life sentences for murders committed when they were juveniles.

The Massachusetts House has approved a bill that would allow a parole review in such cases after a 20-to-30-year prison sentence. William Brownsberger, who is Senate co-chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, joined WBUR's Morning Edition to talk about what to expect from Tuesday's deliberations.  

This segment aired on July 8, 2014.

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