juvenile lifers

Episode 5: 'The Teenage Brain Is Like a Sports Car'

Episode 5: 'The Teenage Brain Is Like a Sports Car'

WNYC Studios

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Co-published with WNYC StudiosStephen is one of thousands of so-called "juvenile lifers" who have an unexpected shot at freedom today. Up until 2005, most juveniles could be sentenced just as harshly as adults: that meant life without parole, even the death penalty.