Monday’s 5–4 Supreme Court deci­sion dis­al­lowing manda­tory life sen­tences without parole for defen­dants con­victed of murder per­pe­trated before their 18th birthday moves us sig­nif­i­cantly closer to a rational system for pun­ishing young offenders. It pro­vides hope for hun­dreds of pris­oners around the country, including more than 60 in Mass­a­chu­setts, who until now saw no chance of ever walking free.

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