Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole

2019 • Crime, Documentary, Law
On the heels of a recent United States Supreme Court ruling that mandatory life terms without the possibility of parole for juveniles is a violation of the 8th Amendment, this docuseries spotlights eight convicted child offenders who are now seeking resentencing. The focus is split between the facts of the crimes when they were originally committed, combined with new evidence that has come to light, and the real-time updates regarding potential releases, parole hearings, and resentencing as they currently unfold. Each episode includes exclusive commentary from the convicted offenders from prison plus perspectives from leading psychologists, law enforcement and reporters closest to each case.

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