Colorado Governor’s Office Cites Misinterpretation of Juvenile Clemency Board Eligibility Criteria

“When it was established last year, Colorado’s Juvenile Clemency Board was held out as a last ray of hope for young prisoners serving time for crimes they committed in their teens.

But 24 young prisoners serving life without parole – and many more serving lesser sentences – are ineligible to petition the board to reduce their sentences.

A misunderstood eligibility rule appears to be the problem.

It recently came to light when Christopher Selectman, 30, who is serving a life sentence for gunning down a man during a drug deal when he was 16, asked for an application and was told he wasn’t entitled to one.

That’s because he was 18 – an adult – by the time he was sentenced, according to his prison case manager.

In his executive order establishing the juvenile clemency board last fall, Gov. Bill Ritter said it was designed for juvenile offenders who had been tried as adults.”

Read the rest from the Rocky Mountain News here.


7 responses to “Colorado Governor’s Office Cites Misinterpretation of Juvenile Clemency Board Eligibility Criteria

  1. I believe all mexicans should be deported back to mexico so they can all eat tortillas and burritos and i also believe that luis duran is a good kid…no homo…..samantha is dumb really dumb and dont even get me started with becky she should get hit 100 times everytime she opens her mouth or even walks and everytimes she moves she should get her ass beat up

  2. Becky chaves lives in sturgis michigan and like luis duran but luis hates her alot because she is dumb and she brags to much about things that never happend because she goes home and stares at her self all day because she s that good looking right???

  3. i like luis enrique cause he has a nice car

  4. hey so my name is rodigo nieves… and i like 2 box:) no homo but… umm…….. i love my bff Louis Duran From Sturgis, Mi! like osea obvio guey que t adoro uh huh. kay so im bored… kay.. BYE! 🙂

  5. Hello my name is Rodrigo Nieves and i live in Sturgis,Michigan…all i just wanna say is dat i love my boyfriend Luis Duran from Sturgis also…..well idk but im kinda homo cause i also have a girlfriend named Cynthia….but i only like Luis cause we always have SEX….BUT I LOVE Luis WAY MORE…
    !I LOVE YOU SO MUSHHHHH Luis!!!!:)

  6. Just kiddin we all friends n just mess around like dat……we always der 4 each other…..i luv u guys so mush luis,sammy,n rigo……
    luv u guys

  7. Dear Kelly,
    I believe in the same things you do. The justice system should not sentece kids to life for crimes they can not fully understand. One thing is seeying what you have donne another thing is understanding the impact of the actions you have done and how it will impact all of youe surroundings. Kids are not able to see that right away. I know from true experience.

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