Legislation recently passed by the D.C. Council will provide review opportunities to hundreds of people sentenced as children in Washington, D.C. to extreme prison terms. The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth worked closely with the Council and a coalition of local organizations to pass this legislation.

Because the District of Columbia does not maintain a prison system, these individuals are serving in federal facilities throughout the country. Incarcerated individuals must undertake specific actions in order to take advantage of this review opportunity.

Overview of and eligibility information for the Comprehensive Youth Justice Amendment Act of 2016 (“the Act”)
Request an attorney for representation during resentencing
Read the full text of the bill