Life Without Parole—At the Age of 15
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The United States is the only country in the world that routinely sentences juveniles to life in prison. Kenneth Young was 15 when he received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. He has spent more than a decade behind bars, a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. Director Nadine Pequeneza talks about Young’s case, the subject of her documentary “15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story.” She’s joined by Mishi Faruqee, juvenile justice policy strategist at the ACLU. The documentary airs August 4 on PBS.