I have long believed that the way we treat the least among us says much about who we are as a society. Our thoughtless policies, including our decades of lock-em-up-and-throw- away-the-key sentencing “reforms,” are bankrupting us physically and spiritually.
Once again it’s time to come into the 21st century.
We continue to work on HR4300 (www.hr4300.com). We believe that, with the change in administration, allowing children serving life to have a CHANCE at parole in fifteen years, has a chance at passage. Doesn’t mean that any of those juveniles will ever get parole. It just gives them the chance. With America’s parole boards as tough as they are – and peopled largely by law enforcement types – there will never be a wholesale release of the thousands of kids serving life.