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“Last legislative session, we worked together in the Nevada Assembly to pass a law that has transformed the ways that we hold children accountable for the harm they have caused.
“Assembly Bill 267 ensures that children sentenced to adult prison in Nevada have review opportunities no later than 20 years after they begin their sentences. Now, individuals told as children that they would die in prison can imagine a second chance.
“But review isn’t a guarantee of release. Instead, it recognizes that children possess a unique capacity to grow and change and that we can never know who a child will become when he or she reaches adulthood.”