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Federal Advisory Committee Recommends End to No-Parole Sentences for Youth

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice just released its annual report to the President and Congress. It provides policy recommendations,  including:  

FACJJ recommends that the President should support and Congress should enact legislation mandating judicial or administrative review of the possibility of parole for any youth adjudicated or convicted of a federal offense committed before the offender’s 18th birthday. The legislation should also require federal courts that have imposed such a sentence in the past to reassess such sentence and, where possible, substitute one that allows for the potential parole of the offender. Such legislation should also include language that strongly encourages and provides incentives for states to adopt similar legislation.

 The whole report can be read here:

http://www.facjj.org/annualreports/00-FACJJ%20Annual%20Report-FINAL%20508.pdf