Join the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, The National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition, and special guest Congressman Tony Cardenas (D-CA) for a viewing of Ben Lear’s searing but sensitive documentary, “They Call Us Monsters”. The film chronicles the lives of three young men given extreme sentences for crimes they were convicted of as juveniles. A debate within the California State Senate over a bill that would allow juvenile offenders to be paroled after 15 years serves as the film’s backdrop. The film shows the State Senate’s struggle with the bill, weighing public safety and serious criminal activity over scientific studies that show children are different than adults — they’re more emotional, compulsive, and risk-taking.
We hope you can join us for a great film and discussion.