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Archive for December, 2013

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Get Your Fact Sheet on SB 260, The Youth Offender Parole Law

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Our guide to understanding SB 260. Take a quick survey to help us as we work on part two of these materials. At the end of the survey is a link for the new fact sheet. Click here!

Watch this! First new sentence under SB 9!!

Friday, December 20th, 2013

ABC news piece on the first re-sentencing of a youth life without parole case under SB 9! Hear his sister speak about what it means to the family.

Read other press:





Houston  http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Man-convicted-as-teen-resentenced-under-new-law-5075476.php



JOIN CARES for Tuesday Night Call-in Meeting!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

JOIN the  CARES call-in meeting on Tuesday, December 10th at  8 P.M. and help us welcome our guest speaker ESI MATHIS. Her 17 year old son was  sentenced to three life without parole sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. Recent changes in law allowed him to seek parole. He came home after 22 long years. Esi will offer us a mother’s perspective on the joys and challenges of welcoming someone home. Conference Dial-in Number: (805) 399-1000; Participant Access Code: 817682#

NEWS FLASH!! Public Meeting for People interested in SB 260 (Youth Offender Parole Hearings)–ATTEND!

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

On Monday December 9th, at 1:30pm, the Board of Parole Hearings will hold a public meeting for anyone interested in hearing about plans for implementing SB 260 (Youth Offender Parole Hearings).  There will also be a time for questions and input. You can attend in person, or by telephone conference. We encourage EVERYONE to participate.

ATTEND IN PERSON: 1515 “K” Street, 5th Floor (Suite 550), Sacramento, CA 95814 in the Executive Board Room. (Elizabeth Calvin will be there–look for her and introduce yourself if you come.)

ATTEND BY PHONE: Conference Call Number:  (888) 942-8619 Pass Code: BPH (274)  

Great Article on SB 260 and the Juvenile Lifers Group at San Quentin!

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

At San Quentin, teens who committed murder seek second chances...




San Jose Mercury News: Make SB 260 work

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Read the editorial here: http://bit.ly/19Osnqo