We examined the Philadelphia District Attorney Office’s approach to juvenile lifer resentencing, which began in 2017 under the administration of District Attorney Seth Williams and has continued under the administration of District Attorney Larry Krasner. For cases resentenced as of December 31st, 2019, we describe similarities and differences between the Williams and Krasner administrations in decision making and sentence length reductions, and we report on the recidivism rate and estimated cost savings for Pennsylvania as a result of release.
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Daftary-Kapur, Tarika and Zottoli, Tina, "Resentencing of Juvenile Lifers: The Philadelphia Experience" (2020). Department of Justice Studies Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 84.