Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bill Aims at Ending Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences

An Assembly spending committee has approved a measure to let juveniles sentenced to life without parole get a parole hearing after they serve 25 years of their sentence. The measure would bring California into compliance with US Supreme Court rulings that declared juvenile life without parole unconstitutional. The United States is the only country in the world that imposes the sentence on children.
Christopher Martinez reports.