There have been very interesting moves in some states to address the issue of JLWOP and juvenile sentencing in general. Many are still confused as to what CAN and WILL be done to bring juvenile justice back into alignment. It is a complicated and thought provoking issue.
A fellow organization in California has been working diligently for a few years to overturn JLWOP. They have presented a bill to their legislature and it was shot down……but they never gave up. We are so pleased to announce their victory and may it lead the rest of the nation forward.
On a personal note: I believe that 25 years is still too long but I will write about that later.
Congratulations California! Please follow this link to The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth web site and their announcement concerning the legislation to end JLWOP in California and also the State Court Ruling
concerning a 110 year sentence for a youth gunman.
Next Reform For Colorado!
I join my fellow advocate The Pendulum Foundation in asking Governor Hickenlooper to Turn Back The Clock On Juvenile Sentences (click for petition). Please sign and share our petition.
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