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Contact your U.S. Representatives to urge them to co-sponsor HR 2289, the Juvenile Justice Accountability and Improvement Act of 2009, which would ban juvenile life without parole in the United States.
California Senate Bill 399
The California Assembly Public Safety Committee has approved SB 399, which would give juveniles sentenced to life without parole the opportunity to have their cases reconsidered after serving 10 years. A court could then reduce the sentence to 25 years with the possibility of parole.
The January 12 vote on the bill was the second for the Committee, which rejected the bill last year after it had cleared the Senate with bi-partisan support. This time, the bill passed by a vote of 4-2. Co-sponsored by NCYL and Human Rights Watch, SB 399 now goes to the Assembly Appropriations Committee and, if approved, to the full Assembly.