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Juvenile killers get a chance at parole

Jan 26, 2016 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

When Prentis Cordell Jackson learned in 2006 that he would never again know freedom, the convicted murderer, then 17, felt a lot of different things. Numb. Angry. Sad.

"I was old enough to go spend the rest of my life in prison, but I wasn't old enough to go buy a pack of cigarettes," he said during an interview last spring at Oak Park Heights Correctional Facility.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jackson and more than 2,100 other inmates who committed murders as teenagers mu...