Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Big Discrepancies in Sentences for Teenage Killers, Juvie Prisons….and More

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Once again in California, those in the state with any kind of experience and/or knowledge of juvenile justice, are trying to persuade California lawmakers to please, please, please pass a law that gives kids sentenced to prison for life a chance—just a chance, no kind of guarantee—to one day make the case that they are worthy of parole. So far, as was true last year and the year before, nearly all the Republicans and far too many spineless Democrats, are unwilling to pass the thing. Thus SB9—as the bill is numbered—still is a few votes shy of being able to pass. And while advocates are not giving up, the fact that our supposedly liberal state cannot pass this watered down bill is discouraging.
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