Fair Sentencing for Youth



No one thinks a 14 or 15-year-old is an adult, right? Wrong. California does.

 In this state a 14 or 15-year-old can be sent to adult court, tried as an adult, and sentenced to adult prison terms, including life in prison. TAKE TWO MINUTES TO HELP END THIS PRACTICE WITH A LETTER. They can’t drive, buy a lottery ticket, go to an R-rated movie, purchase a beer or cigarettes. Yet, if they commit a crime, they can be treated just like an adult and lose the chance for rehabilitation in the juvenile system. It’s wrong to give up on children, and it is time for the law to be changed. A new bill would end this practice. But it needs your help if it is going to become law.
Read about the bill hereThen, take two minutes and print and sign a letter of support. Click here for letters you can use. Believe us: Letters really make an impact.
A 14 or 15-year-old is #NotAnAdult. #PassSB1391.
Prison sentences are #NotRightforaChild. #PassSB1391.
Our youth deserve #CareNotCages. #PassSB1391.