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Great.com interviews CFSY

Danielle Riberio from Great.com interviewed Catherine Jones, CFSY’s Co-Director of Outreach & Partnership Development, about juvenile life without parole sentences and CFSY’s efforts to end them. Listen to episode 525 on all podcast applications here!

Minnesota bans juvenile life without parole

MINNESOTA PASSES CRIMINAL JUSTICE OMNIBUS BILL, BANNING LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR CHILDREN Minnesota becomes the 28th state to ban juvenile life without parole May 19, 2023 – Today, in a critical advancement for the state of Minnesota and for the national youth sentencing reform movement, an omnibus public safety bill (SF 2909) was signed by […]

Redemption is not a partisan issue.

PDF   In the past decade, there has been a trend of rejecting life-without-parole sentences for children across the nation. Lawmakers and advocates spanning political affiliations have embraced this policy reform that recognizes children’s unique capacity for change. Ten of the 27 states that have banned juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) are conservative-leaning, red states. […]

ICAN and Tow Wellness Grant Self-Care Retreat

The 2022 ICAN Self-Care Retreat brought together more than 30 members of the Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network from June 2-4 at University of Scranton’s Conference and Retreat Center at Chapman Lake in Pennsylvania. We are extremely grateful for The Tow Foundation, whose Wellness and Community Care Program Expansion made this experience possible.  This retreat brought […]

What Does Miller vs. Alabama Mean To Me?

by Kaleem Nazeem June 25, 2022   In answering this question I must look at it from a historical perspective. I also must reflect upon two days of my carceral experience. On the first day in question, I was transferred to the Cummins Unit in Grady, Arkansas. And on the second, I was released after […]