Entries by James Puzo

Major Associated Press series on life without parole for youth

The Associated Press published a major series on sentencing children to life without parole. Read some of the coverage below. Spotlight AP Investigation: A patchwork of justice for juvenile lifers AP: Juvenile life ruling affects some with parole option After Life Without Parole, Two Held for Decades Savor Freedom A Victim, a Lawmaker, a Judge: […]

Iowa Supreme Court Bans Life-Without-Parole Sentences for Children

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2016 Iowa Supreme Court Bans Life-Without-Parole Sentences for Children (Washington, DC) The Iowa Supreme Court today issued a historic ruling in State v. Sweet that life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger violate the Iowa Constitution. Iowa joins a growing number of states that have outlawed this death-in-prison sentence […]

Healing & Hope 2015

Please note: Healing & Hope is taking place at McDermott Will & Emery, 500 N. Capitol Street NW. This is a new location for Healing & Hope. Come be inspired at Healing & Hope, a celebration and awards ceremony benefiting the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. November 10, 2015 McDermott Will & Emery […]

A critical moment for our nation

President Barack Obama’s call for criminal justice reform, especially for young offenders, is a historic breakthrough. “We’ve got to make sure the juvenile justice system remembers that kids are different,” the president said in his recent address to the NAACP. Obama’s statement brings increased visibility to what adolescent development research has long documented: Children have […]

Healing & Hope 2014

 Join us at Healing & Hope, our annual awards reception Wednesday, November 12, 2014, in Washington, DC. Sponsorships & tickets available here Healing & Hope is the annual CFSY awards reception and fundraiser, which will be held this year at Jones Day. It is always an evening of inspiration!   Click here for tickets and […]

Healing & Hope 2014

 Join us at Healing & Hope, our annual awards reception Wednesday, November 12, 2014, in Washington, DC. Sponsorships & tickets available here Healing & Hope is the annual CFSY awards reception and fundraiser, which will be held this year at Jones Day. It is always an evening of inspiration!   Click here for tickets and […]