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CAPPS testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on bills to reform juvenile life without parole

Juveniles | June 23, 2010 

By Barbara Levine, Executive Director, Citizens Alliance on Prisons & Public Spending

Excerpt from the testimony on House Bills 4518, 4594, 4595 and 4596, introduced in 2009 to address juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) reforms:

“CAPPS strongly supports the elimination of life without parole sentences for any teenager. However, we recognize that changing sentencing rules for the future and providing retroactive relief to those already sentenced to non-parolable life when they were juveniles present different considerations. Therefore we will state our views on these issues separately . . . ” Click here to read the full report.

 

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