In July of 2009, delegates to the NAACP National Convention approved a resolution to condemn the practice of sentencing Juveniles to Life without Parole sentences. The Resolution also called upon branches to work within their respective states to bring an end to this practice. While Kansas is one the the 7 states in the county that prohibits the sentencing of Juveniles to Life sentences without the possibility of parole, the Wichita Branch and the Kansas State Conference of the NAACP would like to add our voice to the those calling for an end to this practice. Currently, the United States and Somalia are the only two nations in the world that have not ratified Article 37 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which bans participants from sentencing children to life in prison.
Click here to sign a petition to support Sara Kruzan
Click here to read the Human Rights Watch report on Juvenile Life Sentences
Click here for the Public Interest Law Center's report on Florida's disproportionality in Juvenile Life sentencing
Sara Kruzan, NAACP, JLWOP, DMC, Life Sentences
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