VICTORY: California Gov. Brown Signs Fair Sentencing for Youth Act

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Juveniles in California can be sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Human Rights Watch found nationally that 59% of juveniles sentenced to life without parole were first-time offenders. California’s use of this sentence for youth is among the most unjust in the nation. Kevan Insko from Friends Committee on Legislation of California gathered nearly 3,000 signatures in support of Senate Bill 9. If enacted, the bill gives hundreds of juveniles a chance to earn parole after serving a minimum of 25 years. Eventually, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 9, the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act, giving California youth sentenced to die in prison a second chance at life.

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