Congressman Cardenas introduces resolution to end JLWOP

Congressman Tony Cardenas (D-CA), has called for an end to the practice of sentencing children to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Congressman Cardenas introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representative on July 27 calling for the change. Later that evening, Congressman Cardenas was the special guest and facilitator for a film and panel discussion hosted by the CFSY at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center. The CFSY and people directly impacted by these sentencing practices also were on the panel. Hundreds of people participated in the event in D.C. and in four other cities — Chicago, Miami, New Orleans and Philadelphia.

Read an op-ed from the Congressman about the issue. It was published in CQ Roll Call.