Why are individuals under 18 the only eligible population for release? Why aren’t those 25 and under also eligible?

Avis Lee, who was 18, Marilyn Dobrolenski who was 19-and Cyd Berger- 21.

The Pennsylvania Constitution defines juveniles as 21 years old.

  The Supreme Court in the Miller v. Alabama decision states that the human brain is not fully formed until the age of 25..... not 18

Go Massachusetts!

Roxanne Severcool  

  suffered over 36 years serving life without parole for a crime that she did not commit. 

She was a child of 17 when her unstable 24 year old boyfriend, whom she feared, murdered her mother, father and baby brother.

click below on the 1996 portrait of Roxanne. In a 1993 recording, she describes the crime, concern about her relationship to her child- and her innocence.


Sharon Wiggins describes one memory on death row.

Wiggins spent over 2 years on death row as a child of 17.

Sherri Robinson and Sharon Wiggins died in prison, issued life-sentences as 17 year old children. Finally justice for juveniles sentenced before 2012, and federal justice for children subjected to solitary confinement!!

States follow suit!

Click on the portrait below for Sharon Wiggins’ account of her Grandmother’s memory of the KKK.