As with juveniles, young adults (18-24) experience a diminished capacity for cognitive processing because the PFC and EFs continue to develop into the mid-20’s. This diminished capacity of young adults must be taken into consideration when sentencing people in this age
The fight against mass incarceration in the state of Virginia continues, and it begins with sentencing reform by reevaluating the consequences of Va. Code 19.2-298.01.
The kid’s name was Lil’ Yo—well, that’s what all his little buddies called him—and immediately his presence snagged my attention.
This is the part that people in the real world do not see: the aftermath of a life sentence.