There's a 21-year-old man serving life in a Michigan prison. He currently faces no chance of parole. A judge in Kalamazoo County is expected to decide tomorrow whether he should ever be granted a chance at it.
The attorney for the defense says this young man deserves the hope of one day being released. But prosecutors say dying in prison is what his record suggests is deserved.
At the root of the case is whether the life sentence that is currently in place amounts to cruel and unusual punishment under the Constitution because it doesn't consider that many serious juvenile criminal offenses are impulsive acts stemming from underdeveloped cognition and character.