Editorial

“Kruzan’s case, and her new sentence, illustrate the value of a bill by state Sen. Leland Yee (D- San Francisco). SB 9 would allow courts to review, after 10 years, the cases of juveniles who were sentenced to life without parole, possibly reducing their sentences to 25 years to life. There are other potential Sara Kruzans in the criminal justice system, given life sentences at an age when their brains were still going through the developmental storms of adolescence. During the last decade in particular, studies have shown that teenage brains are still changing rapidly, particularly in the areas that govern control of behavior. Yee’s bill would give worthy prisoners the same opportunity that Kruzan received from the governor.”

Read more at the Los Angeles Times…