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In the Extreme: Women Serving Life Without Parole and Death Sentences in the United States

Today the Alice Project – a collaboration among The Sentencing Project, the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, and the Cornell University Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide – released a new report analyzing extreme sentences imposed on thousands of women in the U.S. One of every 15 women in prison – amounting to more than […]

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In Unanimous Decision, California Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Transferring Children Under 16 to Adult Court

February 25, 2021 – California is now the first state in the country to end transfers of children younger than 16 to the adult criminal justice system because of a California Supreme Court ruling today that upholds a state law designed to protect youth. In 2018, California passed S1391 to exclude anyone under age 16 […]