Fair Sentencing For Youth (2012)
Fair Sentencing for Youth (2012) gives a second chance to most people who were under the age of 18 at the time of their crime and sentenced to life without parole. They can ask the court for a new sentencing hearing. At that hearing, they will have the chance of getting a new sentence with the possibility of parole. (FSFY)
- Campaign for Fair Sentencing provides several narratives of formerly incarcerated youth
- USC News article about the first juvenile offender to be resentenced under the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act in California
- Youth Radio article about Supreme Court ruling impacting juvenile offenders
- NY Times article about the Supreme Court’s ruling to enforce that its 2012 decision banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juvenile killers must be applied retroactively.
- CARES for Youth is an advocacy group in California dedicated to establishing fair sentencing for juvenile offenders.
- Mercury News Stories of teens imprisoned for murder seek parole and a second chance.
- Human Rights Watch infographic using California’s SB-9 fact sheet, campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth