A COMMUNITY OUTREACH ORGANIZATION
Because everyone deserves a chance
Erik Jensen’s parents founded The Pendulum Foundation to help all children serving
life. Erik’s web site provides help for teens in trouble.
Devoted to Erik Jensen and Nathan Ybanez. Author Darrell Griffin’s book,
Troublebound, out later in 2011, will expose the injustice of these Colorado cases and
in sentencing any child to life behind bars. Interviews, often updated. Watch for major
The Next Day Foundation
Lone Heron's personal blog. Information
and Education about parricide.
Abolish Life Without Parole Sentences
for Children in the USA
John Leonard New York Magazine
"... As usual with Bikel, there is a minimum of editorializing, a
maximum of alert sympathy for everybody talked to, and a startled
eye, a kind of exacerbated witness, on unruly emotions and lunatic
systems. We emerge from When Kids Get Life, as from each of her
previous films, not merely indignant, but injured in our humanism."
When Kids Get Life
original broadcast - May 08, 2007 at 9pm
watch the program online
FRONTLINE WEB SITE
This report continues on the companion Web site.
Read an editorial concerning the Colorado Juvenile Clemency board
by Mary Ellen Johnson, Director of The Pendulum Foundation.
“When Kids Get Life”
Please visit one of our supporting web sites:
A Prisoner website with poems, writings
Blog post dealing with restorative justice
The Other Death Penalty Project is led and comprised solely of prisoners serving life without the
possibility of parole. We are thankful to those free people who have offered us their invaluable
An advocate for Florida juveniles, Alex and Derek King, who were recently released from prison,
Dan Dailey’s blog is a personal narrative of the challenges, adventures, and satisfactions he is
experiencing – as well as his continued advocacy for teens.
The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
The Juvenile Justice Information
Exchange (JJIE) is the only publication
covering juvenile justice and related
issues in the Southeast and around the
nation on a consistent, daily basis.
Addresses virtual life sentences but is Florida
Iowa, Pennsylvania reactions to Miller Jackson:
Iowa's first Miller appeals:
Broader analysis on Miller, nationwide:
Free Thoughts: Writing from
Thanks to UC Professor Stephen
Hartnett who has worked with these
women at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility to create
the latest volume of Colorado prison writings.
Wish there were easy answers to these problems.
Maybe there are – and maybe we will begin to glimpse them
through the voices in Free Thoughts.
Please visit the From Life To Justice
section of our site.
The Pendulum Foundation serves kids serving life in
prison. Not only do we educate the public about the
injustice of trying and convicting children as adults, but we
provide scholarships and other educational opportunities
for those behind bars. Our mission includes supporting
and initiating sentencing reform legislation and restorative
justice alternatives to punishment. Pendulum’s ultimate
goal is to ensure – whether inside or outside of prison –
well-adjusted and productive adults.