This legislation was introduced by a bipartisan group of senators led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin. Among other provisions, it would:
- end juvenile life without parole in the federal justice system by allowing youth sent to the federal system to seek parole after serving 20 years of their sentence;
- limit solitary confinement for youth in federal custody; and
- permit certain youth tried in federal court for nonviolent offenses to seal or expunge their records under certain circumstances.