A JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION Because All Kids Deserve a Second Chance Copyright © 2002-2014 PendulumFoundation.com. All rights reserved. Read our Terms of Use   Could you forgive? There are no easy answers, but LOST FOR LIFE will begin that very important dialogue. If you would like to show the film or be in touch with the filmmakers, please contact me at Maryellen@pendulumfoundation.com. And check out these links. Regardless of where you think you stand on the issue of redemption vs. retribution, you will find there are no easy answers. Link to Lost for Life first trailer, press kit, and more: http://www.snagfilms.com/lostforlife Separate YouTube Trailer Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NUVB5kzp5ZA Huffington Post review:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-doyle-palmer-/lost- for-life-resolution-_b_3558941.html Nantucket Film Interview (20 minutes) If the link doesn’t take you directly there, type in Lost for Life and/or Joshua Rofe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwozGzwCkFU Where do I begin with this letter? I remember when I first was arrested, I wanted to find something positive to invest in and immediately turned toward education. I studied for about a month and then I went and took my GED tests. THE LITTLEST THINGS CAN CHANGE A LIFE  Won’t you please support learning for our young men and women?
Even though I was subsequently sentenced to 40 years, I still was happy that I found a positive avenue that I could invest my time into and hopefully become a better person. (read the rest of the letter) LOST FOR LIFE, a powerful documentary about juveniles who committed heinous crimes and are serving life sentences, asks the question Could You Forgive? LOST FOR LIFE has Colorado connections with two prisoners, Josiah Ivy and Jacob Ind, a victim, family members, and Sean Taylor, who received a life sentence as a juvenile and had his sentence commuted by Governor Bill Ritter. We at the Pendulum Foundation believe that the only real prison is the prison of the heart. Our goal is to physically, emotionally and spiritually free all of our young men and women whose childhoods have been lost, and who have been thrown away in Colorado’s prison system. Take Action Information About us Colorado Kids Parricide Speakers’ Bureau / Media Contacts Contact Videos Mary Ellen’s Blog Resources The Pendulum Foundation applauds Governor  Hickenlooper's apparent desire to commute convicted  murderer Nathan Dunlaps' death entence to life without  parole if he, Hick, loses his re-election. It IS the  principle, not the person, whose crimes cannot be  whitewashed. However, Colorado has 48 juveniles  serving unconstitutional life sentences and have been  serving them for two years. Who will rectify that wrong?  The legislature hasn't. The governor hasn't. The courts  haven’t.  If Hickenlooper is contemplating mercy for  Nathan Dunlap, what about justice for the Forgotten  48? To comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that  these sentences are cruel and unusual, Hickenlooper  must commute their sentences to the legal alternative,  16 to 48 years (second degree). That is the only  remedy that will pass constitutional muster. How about  it, Hick? Sixteen to 48 and let the judges decide in  sentencing reviews whether some of these juveniles  deserve a second chance.  Please email Governor Hickenlooper,  John.hickenlooper@state.co.us and chief legal counsel, jack.finlaw@state.co.us. Ask them to commute the sentences of the Forgotten 48 to second degree murder, 16 to 48 years, the only constitutionally legal alternative. Let judges  and sentencing reviews, as the U.S. Supreme Court mandated,  provide justice for these 47 young men and one woman NOW serving unconstitutional sentences. In 2012 The United States ruled in Miller/Jackson that mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles violates the Eighth Amendment. (read on our blog)