Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Advocates aim to change youth sentencing of life without parole

http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2011/08/16/advocates-aim-change-youth-sentencing-life-without-parole

"SB 9 is not a get-out-of-jail-free card; it is an incredibly modest proposal that respects victims, international law, and the fact that children have a greater capacity for rehabilitation than adults,” said Yee, who is also a child psychologist and a candidate for mayor. Research has shown that brain maturation continues throughout adolescence, so young people's abilities to plan, make decisions, and think critically are not yet fully developed."

"Children's lives" continue to be destroyed by present day dragonian laws, they deserve a "chance".

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