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author: Lara, Mitchell
co-authors: Bradford, Skinner, Wiener


Nearly 300 Californians are currently serving mandatory life without parole (LWOP) sentences for crimes committed when they were minors. States all across the country are moving to eliminate LWOP sentences for minors under the belief that creating the opportunity for parole is a more humane, rehabilitation-focused approach to criminal justice. SB 394 will do just that in California, giving young people who have committed crimes the chance to rehabilitate their lives. (This bill is now law.)