(YAHOO! NEWS) — Is 14 too young to be given a life sentence without parole? The Supreme Court will decide, starting next week.
On Tuesday, the justices will begin hearing the cases of Kuntrell Jackson and Evan Miller, both of whom were condemned at 14 to spend their lives behind bars for their roles in separate murders. But it’s not just Jackson and Miller whose fates likely hang on the ruling. Across the country, 73 prisoners are currently serving life without parole in connection with murders committed when they were 14 or younger.