#Law Reform
Target:
Gavin Newsom, California Governor
Region:
United States of America

Senate Bill 1391 eliminates the ability to try a defendant under the age of 16 as an adult, thereby sending them to prison. Previously, prosecutors could request to transfer 14- and 15-year-olds to adult court if they were charged with a serious offense, such as murder, arson, robbery, rape or kidnapping. Those convicted under the new law would be held in locked juvenile facilities instead of adult prisons.
Felony arrest rates for juveniles are consistently higher than those for adults

In Orange County, between 8 and 12 percent of offenders account for 60 percent of juvenile and subsequent adult crime.

In Los Angeles County, research showed similar results.

The state Division of Juvenile Justice “does not have any programming directed at someone like Daniel Marsh, who when he committed the murders at age 15, desired to be a serial killer.”

We, the undersigned, call on
California Governor, Gavin Newsom, to eliminate convicted juveniles whom the courts find likely to reoffend as adults, from benefiting from
SB 1391.
We also call on Governor Newsome to eliminate Daniel Marsh as a recipient of SB 1391 as we feel his release would jeopardize public safety.

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