Life Without Parole—At the Age of 15

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Kenneth Young during his interview. He was 15 years old when he recieved four consecutive life sentences for armed robbery. From "15 to Life: Kenneth's Story."

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.