15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story

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6:30 PM, Friday, February 22, 2019 PST
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Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. “15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story” follows Young’s struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.

Sponsors: Marlene’s Market and Deli

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 1 hr 23 min

Director: Nadine Pequeneza

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  1. Tess
    #1 Tess 26 March, 2019, 09:11

    Total, complete injustice and the judge’s contradicting comments. Judge stated that he certainly seemed to be rehabilitated, but sentenced him on the victim’s statements. This KID has served over 11 years, rehabilitated himself and helped his mom get on track. I feel that this Hillsborough county judge, as much of the “judicial” system has extreme prejudice. If Kenneth were white, I truly believe that he would have been released. Laws need to change for children like Kenneth. He has rehabilitated, the judge’s own words. He rehabilitated on his own, because the prison system in this country certainly does not rehabilitate. Give this kid, and the many more like him, a break.

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