The United States is the only country that sentences youth under the age of 18 to life without parole.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases, Sullivan vs. Florida and Graham vs. Florida, that will decide if it is cruel and unusual punishment to sentence a 13-year-old or a 17-year-old to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The Sentencing Project submitted an amicus brief in both cases arguing for an end to juvenile life without parole.
To read the amicus brief, download the PDF below.
July 20, 2022
Comment on Home Confinement Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Amy Fettig submitted comments to the Office of the Attorney General on behalf of The Sentencing project regarding the United States Department of Justice’s proposed rule on CARES Act Home Confinement.
July 27, 2022
Comments to the Food and Drug Administration on the Proposed Ban of Menthol Cigarettes
The Sentencing Project submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the proposed Tobacco Product
Standard for Menthol in Cigarettes.