For John,* a youth client of YSRP, violence and tragedy permeated his childhood. At just 10 years old, John’s father was murdered at the hands of a Philadelphia Police Officer, turning his life upside down.
In the past decade, the Malawian Constitutional Court has struck down mandatory death sentences as unconstitutional — and the United States Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional mandatory sentences of life in prison without parole for juveniles. Please join Chikondi Mandala, senior resident magistrate with the Malawian judiciary and Mandela Washington Fellow at the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP), for a comparative discussion of these momentous rulings, including the lessons learned from the efforts to implement them.
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 6
Date: Wednesday, September 14,
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Pepper Hamilton, LLP
3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2799
Please RSVP by Monday, 9/12 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
light breakfast will be available
Presented By: The Philadelphia Bar Association’s Public Interest Section, Criminal Justice Section, Civil Rights Committee, Legal Rights of Children Committee, and International Law Committee, in partnership with the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) and Pepper Hamilton, LLP