As a teen he killed a man. A new law has given him a second chance
The Washington Post
September 6, 2018

“That attitude, and time in prison spent pursuing educational programs and avoiding violence, are part of the reason McCraney has become the District’s first inmate to have his sentence reduced under a 2017 law aimed at giving second chances to people who committed serious crimes as youths.

“The D.C. Council crafted the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act on the basis of a growing consensus that juvenile criminals, whose brains aren’t fully mature, should not receive adult sentences of decades in prison.”

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