State v. Anderson

This court case is completed

The ACLU-WA filed an amicus brief describing the racial disparities in life sentences imposed on Black youth and other children of color in Washington. The brief also explained how these sentences deprive BIPOC youth of the ability to make contributions to their community in the future, describing numerous individualsā€™ contributions after release from prison. However, the Washington Supreme Court upheld the 61-year prison sentence imposed for two murders committed at age 17 in this case, stating that youth had been considered but did not mitigate the offenses here.