Youth Sentenced to Life in Prison without Parole in California, An Update
This 28-page report draws on six years of research, interviews, and correspondence with correctional officials and youth offenders serving life without parole. Despite mounting evidence of young people’s ability to change, Human Rights Watch found that California persists in sentencing youth to life without parole sentences.
The state is at a critical juncture as the legislature considers a bill that would provide review and the possibility of resentencing in these cases.
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