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Youth Offender Parole–Constitutionality of Excluding Young Adults Sentenced Under One Strike law

Case Name: People v. Williams (2020) 47 Cal.App.5th 475, review granted 7/22/2020
Case #: S262229/D074098
Last Updated: April 12, 2023

Does Penal Code section 3051, subdivision (h), violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by excluding young adults convicted and sentenced for serious sex crimes under the One Strike law (Pen. Code, § 667.61) from youth offender parole consideration, while young adults convicted of first degree murder are entitled to such consideration?

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • People v. Williams (Apr. 7, 2020, A157031) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 7/22/2020 (S262191)
  • People v. Moseley (2021) 59 Cal.App.5th 1160, review granted 4/14/2021 (S267309/B303321)
  • People v. Escamilla (Mar. 18, 2021, F077568) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 5/26/2021 (S268403)
  • People v. Cervantes (Mar. 30, 2021, G057340) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/16/2021 (S268298)
  • People v. Miranda (2021) 62 Cal.App.5th 162, review granted 6/16/2021 (S268384/E071542)
  • In re Woods (2021) 62 Cal.App.5th 740, review granted 6/16/2021 (S268740/B301891)
  • People v. Jones (June 22, 2021, E074846) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/1/2021 (S270136)
  • People v. Boston (Oct. 29, 2021, C086940) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 1/26/2022 (S272107)
  • People v. Esquivel (Jan. 12, 2022, D079448) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/30/2022 (S273176)
  • People v. Jimenez (H049329) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 6/29/2022 (S274004)
  • People v. Androshchuk (C094802) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 12/21/2022 (S277282)
  • People v. Mitchell (E076032) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/15/2023 (S278038)
  • People v. Steele (E077444) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 3/15/2023 (S278512)
  • People v. Bolanos (2023) 87 Cal.App.5th 1069, review granted 4/12/2023 (S278803/F082970)
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