The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth is celebrating five years of progress in the effort to implement age-appropriate accountability measures in place of life without parole and other extreme sentences for children.

This week, we will feature five stories about people whose lives have been changed by life without parole for children.

Preston Shipp
Former prosecutor whose perspective on sentencing changed after he got to know young people sentenced to die in prison.

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Hear from others whose lives were changed by extreme sentences for youth

Sara Kruzan was sentenced to life without parole at 16 after she killed someone who had abused her for years

Xavier McElrath-Bey went to prison at 13 for his role in a murder

Ralph Brazel was sentenced to three JLWOP terms at 17 for his role in a drug crime; his mother, Esi Mathis, is an advocate for sentencing reform