USA: Further information: Illinois inmate clemency recommendation due: Jacqueline Montanez
The Illinois Prisoner Review Board is due to decide whether to grant Jacqueline Montanez clemency. The final decision will then be in the hands of the Illinois Governor. She is the only woman in the state serving a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for a crime committed as a child. She has been in prison for over 20 years, more than half her life.