A Florida appeals court panel said Thursday that 80 years is too long to keep a juvenile locked up for a non-homicide crime.

You would think that the Florida Legislature and Governor could get it together within 3 years of being told to change their sentencing for junveniles. But no that is not the case and it gets better.

‘…The 1st District’s ruling came in the case of Antonio Demetrius Floyd, who received a new sentencing hearing as the result of the Graham case. Graham and Floyd were among about 220 inmates originally sentenced to life in Florida for non-homicide crimes committed while they were under 18. That’s more than 70 percent of the total nationally….’

A Florida appeals court panel said Thursday that 80 years is too long to keep a juvenile locked up for a non-homicide crime.

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