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Archive for March, 2012

News Archive

Hear Murder Victim Family Members Who Support Ending JLWOP

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The line to get into the Supreme Court and hear arguments was long. People stood in it all night, including many murder victim family members who support an end to the use of life without parole for youth. Hear an NPR story interviewing some of these supporters. National Public Radio piece

US Supreme Court Hears Argument

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

On March 20, 2012, the US Supreme Court heard the cases of two14-year-old boys sentenced to life without parole. The court will decided the constitutionality of the sentence as applied to youth. A Supreme Court blog providing a detailed preliminary analysis here: http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/03/argument-recap-compromise-on-youth-sentences/#more-141094

Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta: JLWOP is Wrong

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta urges the California State Assembly to pass SB 9. ” I urge every Assemblymember to vote with their heart and support this common sense legislation,” said Huerta. “Sentencing children to die in prison is wrong and inhumane, and runs counter to everything we know about a child’s brain development.”. http://bit.ly/w2Noaq

New Human Rights Watch Report Condemns California’s Use of JLWOP

Monday, March 5th, 2012

300+ California youth face life without parole.  Which youth get life in prison with no parole and which don’t?  New report shows capriciousness of California’s laws.  Read it here: http://bit.ly/y8h8I5