For Immediate Release: May 27, 2016 Iowa Supreme Court Bans Life-Without-Parole Sentences for Children (Washington, DC) The Iowa Supreme Court today issued a historic ruling in State v. Sweet that life-without-parole sentences for all children […]
The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, along with our friends at the National Juvenile Defender Center, were the beneficiaries of JusticeAid 2016 last night, May 16th, at the historic Lincoln Theatre on U […]
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It has been nearly 30 years since two 15-year-old boys killed my daughter, Cathy. One of those misguided teens, Gary Brown, was released from prison approximately six years ago. As we observe National Victim Rights […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
Facts about the sentence The majority of sentences to life without parole for youth have been imposed in states where judges are obligated to impose it as a mandatory sentence, without consideration of any factors relating […]
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 […]