Category Archives: LWOP

Pope Francis Denounced Criminal Penalties for Children

Pope Francis met with representatives of the International Association of Penal Law on October 23, 2014.  During the meeting, the Pope stated that criminal penalties should not apply to children and that “[a]ll Christians and people of good will are … Continue reading

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15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story Premieres August 4, 2014

15 to Life:  Kenneth’s Story is a new documentary that will be shown on PBS on August 4, 2014.  Check local listings for exact times.  The documentary will be available online from August 5, 2014-September 3, 2014.  The movie trailer … Continue reading

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Teens Submit Amicus Brief Against Juvenile LWOP

450 students from Father Gabriel Richard Catholic High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan recently submitted an amicus brief in support of juveniles who were sentenced to mandatory life without parole, according to articles by Brian Dickerson and Patricia Montemurri from … Continue reading

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Life Without Parole Post-Miller

Juveniles Facing Lifelong Terms Despite Rulings, by Erik Eckholm of the New York Times, details how little has changed in many states for juveniles who were previously sentenced to life without parole prior to the 2012 case of Miller v. Alabama. … Continue reading

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More Legislative Action 2013

As the end of the legislative session draws near, there were two bills that passed out of the second house that have the potential to impact our children. Senate Bill 125 would establish the Commission on Improving the Status of … Continue reading

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