Fair Sentencing for Youth

 

   

Archive for January, 2012

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As teens, these men could have been sentenced to life without parole. Instead, they got a second chance.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

“The best thing I can do now to make up for what I have done, especially to my victim…is to give back to the community.” What does  second chance mean? Listen to four men, now in their late 30s and 40s, describe how they were convicted of murder as teens and could have faced life without parole sentences. Instead, they each got a parole-eligible sentence. They spent a long time in prison, earned parole, and now are out and helping their communities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbdFmj4oQtE  Watch this short, powerful video and pass it on! Then, please email or call your Assembly Member and ask him or her to watch them and vote yes for SB 9. Go to the “Take Action” page on this website to learn how.

Victims Speak in Support of SB 9

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Four murder victim family members talk about the loved ones they lost, and why they believe life without parole is wrong for youth: Watch this short, powerful video and pass it on! Then, please email or call your Assembly Member and ask him or her to watch them and vote yes for SB 9. Go to the “Take Action” page on this websiet to learn how. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXbcC4P8a9M