A JUVENILE JUSTICE
Because All Kids Deserve a Second Chance
Could you forgive? There are no easy answers, but
LOST FOR LIFE will begin that very important dialogue.
If you would like to show the film or be in touch with the
filmmakers, please contact me at
And check out these links. Regardless of where you
think you stand on the issue of redemption vs.
retribution, you will find there are no easy answers.
Link to Lost for Life first trailer, press kit, and more:
Separate YouTube Trailer Link:
Huffington Post review:
Nantucket Film Interview (20 minutes) If the link doesn’t
take you directly there, type in Lost for Life and/or
Where do I begin with this letter? I
remember when I first was arrested, I
wanted to find something positive to invest
in and immediately turned toward
education. I studied for about a month and
then I went and took my GED tests.
THE LITTLEST THINGS CAN CHANGE
Won’t you please support learning for our
young men and women?
Even though I was subsequently sentenced to 40 years, I still was
happy that I found a positive avenue that I could invest my time into
and hopefully become a better person.
(read the rest of the letter)
LOST FOR LIFE, a powerful documentary
about juveniles who committed heinous
crimes and are serving life sentences,
asks the question Could You Forgive?
LOST FOR LIFE has Colorado
connections with two prisoners, Josiah Ivy
Jacob Ind, a victim, family members, and Sean Taylor, who received a life
sentence as a juvenile and had his sentence commuted by Governor Bill
We at the Pendulum Foundation believe that the only real prison is
the prison of the heart. Our goal is to physically, emotionally and
spiritually free all of our young men and women whose childhoods
have been lost, and who have been thrown away in Colorado’s
Speakers’ Bureau /
Governor Hickenlooper vs. Bob Beauprez
While John Hickenlooper has been lukewarm on some
issues that are important to Pendulum, the governor
appointed a wonderful head of Department of
Corrections, a much more progressive parole board, and
oversaw the closing of CSPII, which is an ENORMOUS
change, not to mention an act of political courage.
Reforms were not made on a feel-good basis. They were
And now we have Bob Beauprez. His platform (check out
at www.pendulufoundation.com) is filled with clichés,
platitudes and misrepresentations. And for a man who
has used Tom Clements’ name and death in political ads,
EVERYTHING in his platform is antithetical to Mr.
Clements’ belief in redemption and rehabilitation.
Beauprez is being “educated” by a handful of district
attorneys who are disappointed that they do not run the
state legislature, as was the case in the bad old dumb-on-
He’s getting bad information.
Nationally, Republicans and conservatives, such as Rand
Paul, are publicly speaking out in favor of sentencing
reform, etc. They understand, as Mr. Beauprez does not,
that mindless punishment only bloats budgets and
decreases public safety.
Over the next few days I will break down some of Mr.
Beauprez’s most egregious “mischaracterizations.”
For now, here is Bob Beauprez’s “platform.”