Thursday, August 26, 2010

LWOP Reconsideration Bill Rejected

A few days ago we reported on Leland Yee's Senate bill aimed at allowing juveniles sentenced to life without parole to ask the court to reconsider their sentences. Yesterday, the bill was rejected by the Assembly. A motion was made by Assemblymember Fuentes to reconsider, so this may resurface again. The rejection is regrettable, given the fact that this would not be a sweeping change and would enable relief in cases of severe injustice.

props to Janet Gray for alerting me to this.

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