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Sara Kruzan

October 23, 2009

Via Feministing

Sara Kruzan: Life Without Parole for Killing her Pimp
*Content is triggering*

This story speaks for itself. From the free Sara Kruzan action page at change.org:

“Life without parole means absolutely no opportunity for release,” said Senator Yee. (of California) “It also means minors are often left without access to programs and rehabilitative services while in prison. This sentence was created for the worst of criminals that have no possibility of reform and it is not a humane way to handle children. While the crimes they committed caused undeniable suffering, these youth offenders are not the worst of the worst.””As a society we’ve learned a lot since the time we started using life without parole for children,” said Elizabeth Calvin, a children’s rights advocate with Human Rights Watch. “We now know that this sentence provides no deterrent effect. While children who commit serious crimes should be held accountable, public safety can be protected without subjecting youth to the harshest prison sentence possible.”

Watch. Listen. Weep. Take Action.
Also, read our previous coverage on prisons.

Perfect example of self-defence in my opinion.  But then again, Sara is black, female and poor which equals prison for life.  Wrong.

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