Youth Justice Coalition needs your help with their survey.
This organization is seeking information on those who were convicted under the felony murder rule in California and under certain aspects of second-degree murder.
First-degree felony murder: all participants are liable for homicide
Whether one performed the homicidal act or not, or was even at the scene of the killing—all are liable for first-degree murder.
Second-degree felony murder: All participants in an inherently dangerous felony are liable for homicide
A killing may be murder in the second degree if a death occurred during the commission, attempted commission or flight from a felony that is “inherently dangerous to human life.”
Second-degree murder: The Natural and Probable Consequence Doctrine.
The California Supreme Court has held: “For example, if a person aids and abets only an intended assault, but a murder results, that person may be guilty of that murder, even if unintended, if it is a natural and probable consequence of the intended assault.”
If any of those circumstances apply to you, please write to:
Youth Justice Coalition
Attn: Legal Clinic
P.O. Box 73688
Los Angeles, CA 90003
The Coalition is a nonprofit organization that advocates for prisoners. It is staffed by former inmates and families of the incarcerated.