Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The US is the only country in the world that pursues life imprisonment without parole against children, even as young as 11. Christi Cheramie of Louisiana was one of these children.

At age 16, Christi Cheramie was sentenced in 1994 to life in prison without parole. Now 33, she has spent more than half of her life in prison. It’s a violation of international law to sentence anyone to life in prison without the possibility of parole who was under the age of 18 at the time of the crime. 

The Louisiana Board of Pardons will soon decide whether or not to hear her clemency application, and Governor Jindal has the power to influence this decision. Please call on them to grant her clemency. 

Christi's warden says she's "worthy of a second chance." This month a decision will be made which could change her life -- and she needs your help. Read More »

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