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State high court mulls when prison becomes cruel and unusual

(Subscription required) An appellate court misapplied a test established by the California Supreme Court to identify cruel and unusual punishments when it ruled a man sentenced to life for kidnapping for robbery when he was 17 continues to be unconstitutionally confined despite being granted parole, the state attorney general argued Tuesday.
Nov 4, 2020

(Subscription required) An appellate court misapplied a test established by the California Supreme Court to identify cruel and unusual punishments when it ruled a man sentenced to life for kidnapping for robbery when he was 17 continues to be unconstitutionally confined despite being granted parole, the state attorney general argued Tuesday.