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FRONTLINE: Second Chance Kids

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Catalogue Number:  041881
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:  Civics, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Guidance, Social Issues, Social Studies, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2017
Running Time:  60
Closed Captions:  Yes

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What happens when prisoners convicted of first degree murder as teenagers are given the chance to re-enter society? FRONTLINE takes a look at the fight over the fate of some 2,000 individuals following a landmark 2012 Supreme Court ruling that found sentences of mandatory life without parole for juveniles unconstitutional. Drawing on the experiences of prosecutors, defenders, the families of the murder victims, and several offenders themselves, Second Chance Kids examines the impact of the order to re-evaluate thousands of juvenile murder cases. 

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