Why only to individuals under 18 and not those 25 and under?

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!

February 12, 2016,

Philadelphia Inquirer:

the quandary of how to interpret the retroactive cases of juvenile lifers.

Pennsylvania Scrambles to interpret how 500 cases- 300 from Philadelphia County....”




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!

Many women in Pennsylvania who will benefit from this ruling:

Roxanne Severcool .

New York Times Editorial February 2, 2016

States: Follow President Obama’s lead to BAN solitary confinement for children!