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Juvenile court lost right to send serious youthful offender to adult prison

"Hours before he was ordered to serve two years in adult prison for an offense he committed when he was 17, a Cuyahoga County man turned 21 years old, and the juvenile court lost jurisdiction to imprison him, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled.

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled that a Cuyahoga County juvenile court judge invoked the adult sentence for a juvenile labeled a 'serious youthful offender' on May 22, 2017, a day before his 21st birthday. But that order was not entered on the clerk of court's journal until the next business day."


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