Brief filed: 10/28/2011
People v. Caballero
Supreme Court of California; Case No. S190647
Sentencing a juvenile to imprisonment – a term of years – with a parole eligibility date that falls past his natural life expectancy violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment.
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Constance de la Vega, et al., Newman International Human Rights Law Clinic, U.C.S.F. School of Law; Maureen Pacheco, Center for Juvenile Law and Policy, Los Angeles; Jessica R. Feierman, Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia; Elizabeth M. Calvin, Human Rights Watch, Los Angeles; and Paula Pearlman and Shawna Parks, Disability Rights Legal Center, Los Angeles.