JLWOP Archive

Teens Serving Life Without Parole, by Ed Spencer

Boys Behind bars – Teens with JLWOP JLWOP Stands for Juveniles sentenced to Life without parole. There are 5,100 inmates in the Pa. prison system serving

Thousands Like Me–The Supreme Courts Ruling on Juvenile Life Without Parole

By Xavier McElrath-Bey On January 25, the U.S. Supreme Court gave hope to thousands of individuals when they declared that Miller v Alabama is retroactively effective—meaning that

Some Lifers in PA. Should be Eligible for Parole

Mass incarceration, community relations with the police, and the reintegration of ex-offenders into society are all hot political topics today. What has received less attention is

The Worst That Could Happen?

Sometimes someone  will say something to me that I just can’t forget.  I’ll  bet it has happened to you a number of times, too.  Let me

5 Reasons to Act Now on Juvenile Justice Reform

5 Reasons to Act Now on Juvenile Justice Reform By Kerry Bolger, PhD (Public Interest Government Relations Office) Did you know that the U.S. incarcerates more

Reasons Why Teen Boys Commit Violent Crimes

Reasons Why Teen Boys commit Violent Crimes. (from the mouths of JLWOPs / Juvenile Life Without Parole inmates) Submitted by Ed Spencer, who has mentored teens