Report Details Inequities in Michigan’s Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences

Second Chances for Youth Highlights Disadvantages and Racial Disparities of Plea Bargaining for Michigan Youth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; LANSING, Mich. – Today, advocates, clergy and family members of individuals sentenced to juvenile life without parole for crimes they committed as children joined Second Chances 4 Youth to release a report documenting the systemic disadvantages facing juveniles in the adult criminal justice. “Basic Decency: An Examination of Natural Life Sentences for Michigan Youth,” was released in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan at a news conference at Lansing’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.