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Juvenile Life in Prison

Fixing Illinois' Unconstitutional Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentencing for Juveniles

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 07.16.2013 | Chicago
Jeanne Bishop

It's May now, and the Illinois legislature has already taken up measures to try to fix the concealed carry law. The fix on juvenile life sentences? Still waiting.

Building Upon the Example of California

Preston Shipp | Posted 12.23.2012 | San Francisco
Preston Shipp

We as a society must leave room for people, particularly juveniles, to change for the better. Whereas I once viewed people who break the law as worthy of nothing but condemnation and punishment, my outlook has changed.

Governor Approves Second Chance Bill For Juvenile Inmates

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.01.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced signing a bill that could one day bring the release of some criminals who were sentenced as...

Supreme Court To Decide If Life In Prison For Juveniles Is "Cruel And Unusual"

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Joe Sullivan was sent away for life for raping an elderly woman and judged incorrigible though he was only 13 at the time of the at...