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Barry Massey became a symbol for juvenile justice reform after he was sentenced to life in prison without parole at age 14. Now 42, Massey was released Tuesday after a change in state law.

Two of the three brothers accused in last week’s fatal shooting at a Seattle homeless encampment have juvenile records. But neither qualified for supervised parole after they were released from juvenile lock-up.

Another Washington state juvenile killer sentenced to serve life without parole will be set free next year. This follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and passage of a new Washington state law.

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A man sentenced to decades in prison for the shotgun slaying of a Spokane pizza delivery driver won’t go free – at least for now. A Washington sentencing board announced Monday that Daniel Paul Delgado is more likely than not to commit a new crime.

Barry Massey was the youngest person sentenced to life in prison without parole in the United States. Now he will go free.

A man sentenced to decades in prison for the shotgun slaying of a Spokane pizza delivery driver could be set free early.

Freedom could be just weeks away for the youngest person in the U.S. sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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We’ve been reporting on students who are sent to juvenile detention for skipping school and other non-criminal behavior. Nationally, there’s a push to outlaw incarceration for these youth and use alternatives. But some judges are reluctant to give detention up.

On a recent morning, Judge David Edwards presides over Grays Harbor County truancy court.

“You have two F's, two incompletes because of missing work,” Edawrds said.

The first time a judge sent Marquise-Unique Travon Flynn to juvenile detention he was in fifth grade. He had one goal: not to cry in front of the other kids in the courtroom.

Skipping school is not a crime in Washington state, but it can still land a student behind bars.

When police are called to a report of domestic abuse, often someone goes to jail.

At the juvenile detention facility in King County, Washington, strip searches are common practice at intake for serious and violent offenders or those accused of a drug crime.

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The ACLU of Idaho has joined the fight to move an accused teenage killer out of solitary confinement and back into juvenile detention. Eldon Samuel III has spent nearly three months locked in a medical holding cell in an adult county jail.