Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole – Series Preview | Premieres April 30th at 10/9c | A&E

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April 4, 2019 by socialaction2014

Thousands of inmates are serving life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles, but due to the following recent Supreme Court ruling, they must now have their sentences reconsidered. In 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in Miller v. Alabama, that mandatory life terms without parole for juveniles were a violation of the 8th Amendment. In 2016, in Montgomery v. Louisiana, the Court ruled that their holding in Miller v. Alabama must be applied retroactively, giving those previously convicted child offenders the opportunity to plead their cases for possible resentencing. While those deemed irredeemably corrupt will keep a life sentence, others can be re-sentenced to less or even be released with time-served. Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole is a docu-series that weaves the stories of these offenders fighting to prove they’re worthy of a second chance with the continuing impact their actions have had on victims and their families Subscribe for more A&E shows:


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