Children should never be sentenced to die in prison

The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth is the national campaign working to end the practice
of sentencing children to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

 
CFSY releases first-ever defense guidelines for representing youth facing life sentences

CFSY releases first-ever defense guidelines for representing youth facing life sentences

Nearly three dozen national, statewide, and local legal organizations have endorsed the first-ever Guidelines for representing children who face our country’s harshest penalty, which the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth released in March. […]

 
These formerly incarcerated youth demonstrate how no child is born bad

These formerly incarcerated youth demonstrate how no child is born bad

The Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network (ICAN) is a first-of-its-kind national network of individuals incarcerated for serious crimes as youth. These individuals are experts who demonstrate through their advocacy that children – even those convicted of […]

 
Righting Wrongs: The Five-Year Groundswell of State Bans on Life Without Parole for Children

Righting Wrongs: The Five-Year Groundswell of State Bans on Life Without Parole for Children

The number of states that ban sentences of life in prison without parole for children ages 17 and younger has more than tripled in the last five years, and traditionally conservative states are leading the […]

 
Support The CFSY

Support The CFSY

The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth is dedicated to abolishing the practice of sentencing young people to life without parole. When you support our efforts to abolish this inhumane practice, which declares people […]