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Henry Montgomery denied parole

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:45 pm UTC
by ObsessoMom
Gotta say, I thought Henry Montgomery had already been released from prison. You know, his 2016 US Supreme Court ruling (Montgomery v. Louisiana) having gone his way and all.

Apparently not. The powers that be in Louisiana will never, never forgive a black teenager who kills a white cop, no matter what the US Supreme Court says.

AP: Board denies parole for inmate in landmark juvenile case

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The Baton Rouge Advocate: After 55 years in prison, Baton Rouge man key to Supreme Court ruling again denied freedom

Re: Henry Montgomery denied parole

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:09 am UTC
by CorruptUser
ObsessoMom wrote:The powers that be in Louisiana the entire US will never, never forgive a black teenager who kills a white cop, no matter what the US Supreme Court says.


Fixed that for you.

Re: Henry Montgomery denied parole

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:59 pm UTC
by sardia
The board must vote unanimously for parole to be granted, and one member, Brennan Kelsey, voted against Montgomery's parole


Kelsey is full of shit, he wanted the guy to complete more classes even though there's no more rehabilitation classes left.

Re: Henry Montgomery denied parole

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:25 am UTC
by CorruptUser
As far as I understand it, Montgomery v Louisiana requires that the ban on life-without-parole sentencing be applied retroactively, reducing the sentences to life with possibility of parole, it doesn't require that the inmates actually be granted parole.

I'm not sure how I feel about parole to begin with. "20 years with parole after 7" seems less "you were good so we let you out 13 years early" and more "you were sentenced to 7 years but we can keep you an additional 13 years without trial because fuck you that's why".

Re: Henry Montgomery denied parole

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:48 pm UTC
by EdgarJPublius
Prison sentences in the U.S. are pretty arbitrary anyway.