New law allows inmates Imprisoned as youths to seek new sentences Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Jan 4, 2013 at 6:51 pm
Some California inmates sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed as juveniles will be allowed to petition for a reduced sentence under a law authored by State Sen. Leland Yee that took effect on Tuesday.
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Posted by taxpayer, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 5, 2013 at 8:33 am
The ONLY reason that I would ever support overturning the death penalty is if we had an honest life without parole sentence. That means no parole. Ever. No matter what. I have no problem with executing people who are sentenced to death, the issue is that we never do it. We allow them appeal after appeal all the time paying for them to watch TV and live in jail. Life without parole, no appeals, would solve some of that.
Now we are going to consider letting out convicted murderers just because they were young when they killed? So what? They proved themselves to have no value as humans, that will never change. They can claim redemption all they want. A life without parole sentence needs to be just that. Permanent.