In tandem with the CFSY’s Monday release of Righting Wrongs: The Five-Year Groundswell of State Bans on Life Without Parole for Children, former U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson, (R-WY), writes a moving letter calling on the United States to end life-without-parole sentences for children. Currently 17 states ban the sentence, more than triple the number that did so just five years ago.
Senator Simpson urges policymakers in other states to join our growing movement after Wyoming eliminated life-without-parole sentences for children in 2013, and we are grateful to Senator Simpson for his continued involved in our advocacy efforts.
Read Senator Simpson’s letter, The Better Angels of Our Nature, at this link.