The number of states that ban life-without-parole sentences for children has tripled in the last three years. This map provides more details.
Congressman Tony Cardenas (D-CA), has called for an end to the practice of sentencing children to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Congressman Cardenas introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representative […]
We applaud President Obama for his demand this week for justice reform, acknowledgement that “kids are different,” and his visit to a prison today. The fact that he and Pope Francis – two of our […]
“We’ve got to make sure our juvenile justice system remembers that kids are different. Don’t just tag them as future criminals. Reach out to them as future citizens.” – President Obama, July 14, 2015
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. […]
This new video, “The growing movement to end extreme sentences for youth,” provides an overview of our successes during the five years since the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth was launched. Please watch and […]
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 […]