will allow juveniles convicted
of murder as adults
to be sentenced as adults.
When Penny Brown was brutally raped and then
strangled to death on Mother's Day of 1999, her family, friends, colleagues, and
community were devastated. Devastation turned to despair when her
15-year-old killer received only nine years to life in prison. Frustrated
with the grossly inappropriate sentence, a grass-roots campaign to change the
juvenile sentencing law was born. "Penny's Law".
New York State Assembly
Bill #A1628, named for Penny Brown, was then drafted with the help of Assemblywoman
Catherine Young, and State Senator Patricia McGee. "Penny's
Law" changes the sentencing range for juvenile murderers from 5-9
years to life, to a far more appropriate 15-25 years to life.
For all the families and friends of
those who have suffered the loss of a loved one by the hands of a
Juvenile. This site shall live on forever in their honor.. This
site is now going to be used as a Memorial and informational site due to
the fact "Penny's Law" has been passed in New York State thanks to New
York Senator Cathy Young. Whom at the time held the Title of
Young as well as all of you that
supported the creation of Penny's Law.