Call to action from the Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth: If you live in Michigan contact your legislators to urge them to vote NO on HB 4808 TODAY! Pass this along to anyone else residing in Michigan.
HB 4808 would still allow children to die in prison. This bill would keep life without parole as a sentencing option for youth with an alternative sentence of up to 60 years.
HB 4808 is out of step with what we know about children's ability to change when given the chance.
Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have declared children
constitutionally different when it comes to sentencing. The current
legislation being considered in Michigan, fails to account for that
difference by preserving death in prison sentences for children and
failing to consider child status at sentencing.