Texas commutes death sentences of juvenile offenders

Texas commutes death sentences of juvenile offenders

[JURIST] Following the March Supreme Court ruling [JURIST report] that juveniles may not be sentenced to death, Texas Governor Rick Perry [official website] has commuted the sentences [official press release] of 28 offenders to life in prison. They will be eligible for parole after 40 years. Twelve other US states have juveniles on death row [advocacy website]. The Houston Chronicle has local coverage.