State of Tennessee v. Tyshon Booker (Concur)

State of Tennessee v. Tyshon Booker (Concur)
E2018-01439-SC-R11-CD
Not so long ago, it was commonplace for states to require juveniles convicted of
homicide to serve sentences of over fifty years. Now, that practice has vanished. A review
of sentencing statutes enacted by state legislatures and court decisions shows that there is
now only one state where juvenile offenders face a mandatory non-aggregated sentence of
more than 50 years for first-degree murder with no aggravating factors—Tennessee. In the
entirety of the nation, Tennessee stands alone.
Authoring Judge: 
Justice Holly Kirby
Originating Judge: 
Judge G. Scott Green
Date Filed: 
Friday, November 18, 2022