'Struck By Their Resiliency': Attorney Looks At Challenges Facing Paroled Juvenile Lifers

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This week on Morning Edition, we've been talking with two men who grew up in prison. They were sentenced to life for crimes they committed when they were juveniles, but they became eligible for parole after court rulings said automatic life sentences without parole for juveniles were unconstitutional.

Attorney Barbara Kaban, former director of juvenile appeals for the state's public defender agency, joined us to talk about these two men, the effects of long-term incarceration on young people and what it means to be rehabilitated in prison.

This segment aired on September 8, 2016.


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