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The state House has voted 129 to 15 in favor of a bill that could help inmates serving long prison terms for crimes they committed in their youths.  The U-S Supreme Court ruled that states must give a second look to sentences for teens aged 14 to 17.  The bill would help Connecticut comply. 

 

New Milford Representative Cecilia Buck-Taylor says early release is not a given, they have to go through the same rigorous questioning that anyone up for parole would have to.

 

The youth sentencing bill still faces a Senate vote.

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