In 2012, in Miller v. Alabama, the United States Supreme Court held that it is unconstitutional to sentence juveniles to life without the possibility of parole. Following Miller, states across the country enacted new laws that were intended to remedy past cases that violated the principles in Miller. From 1994 to 2012, around 1,300 juveniles were sent to adult prison in Washington. In 2014, Washington’s Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB) gained jurisdiction over the early release process. This session discusses the relevant legal and administrative rules governing that process.
Date: October 23, 2020