“15 to Life”

Join us for a virtual viewing party on August 5 when the new film “15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story,”by filmmaker Nadine Pequeneza, premiers on PBS.
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The film features the story of Kenneth Young, a Florida teen who received an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. He became eligible for relief after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Graham v. Florida that it is unconstitutional to sentence a child to life without parole for a non-homicide crime.
Be sure to watch on August 4. Then join us from 1 until 2 p.m. EST on August 5 for a Google Chat featuring Pequeneza, CFSY Director & National Coordinator Jody Kent Lavy, and Jeanne Bishop, who lost family members to a crime committed by a youth.
Read more from PBS and get more information about the premiere and the Google Chat.
Get information about planning a screening and panel discussion in your community.

“Lost for Life”

Another film highlighting the issue of life without parole for children is now available for download on iTunes.

Joshua Rofé’s one-of-a-kind documentary “Lost for Life,” became available on Friday. It chronicles the stories of several people sentenced to this extreme sentence for crimes they committed as children.

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The film features several of our partners, including Sharletta Evans, a Colorado mother who lost her 3-year-old son in a crime committed by three young teens.

Download the film