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Greg Diatchenko wipes away tears with handcuffed hands before the Massachusetts Parole Board during his parole hearing while speaking about his cousin who overdosed on fentanyl, a circumstance he blames himself for. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Greg Diatchenko wipes away tears with handcuffed hands before the Massachusetts Parole Board during his parole hearing while speaking about his cousin who overdosed on fentanyl, a circumstance he blames himself for. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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In 2015, Greg Diatchenko was at the center of case that was the basis for a Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. For him, it meant getting a second chance.

Now, he's back in jail for violating his parole. Today, he went before the state parole board to make his case for another chance.

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This segment aired on July 23, 2019.

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