Amicus Brief

Amicus Brief in Support of Ending Extreme Sentences for Youth in Indiana

The Sentencing Project joined an amicus brief in Indiana to advocate for the end of extreme sentencing for youth.

Related to: Youth Justice, Incarceration, State Advocacy

The Sentencing Project joined an amicus brief in Indiana, arguing that a 100-year sentence issued to teenager Nickalas Kedrowitz is an unconstitutional life without parole sentence. His current sentence ignores the many ways that teenagers are developmentally different from adults; the courts did not consider those differences when sentencing him to die in prison. Given that his sentence does not allow a meaningful opportunity for release, it violates U.S. Supreme Court precedents on extreme sentences for youth.

Read the amicus brief.

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