H.R.4300 - Juvenile Justice Accountability and Improvement Act of 2007

To establish a meaningful opportunity for parole for each child offender sentenced to life in prison, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Juvenile Justice Accountability and Improvement Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: To establish a meaningful opportunity for parole for each child offender sentenced to life in prison, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Juvenile Justice Accountability and Improvement Act of 2007 - Requires states to enact laws and adopt policies to grant child offenders who are under a life sentence a meaningful opportunity for parole at least once during their first 15 years of incarceration and at least once every three

Official Summary

Juvenile Justice Accountability and Improvement Act of 2007 - Requires states to enact laws and adopt policies to grant child offenders who are under a life sentence a meaningful opportunity for parole at least once during their first 15 years of incarceration and at least once every three years thereafter. Defines \"child offender who is under a life sentence\" as an individual who is convicted of a criminal offense before attaining the age of 18 and sentenced to a term of natural life or its functional equivalent in years. Requires the Attorney General to:
(1) establish and implement a system of early release for each child offender who is under a life sentence in a federal prison; and
(2) award grants to states to improve legal representation and other services for child defendants charged with an offense carrying a possible sentence of life in prison.

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