Locked up for Life
Some were locked up when they were as young as 14 or 15, sentenced to life without parole for murder and other serious crimes committed as juveniles. Now dozens of former teen offenders are getting a shot at a second chance after Supreme Court rulings set out the possibility of freedom for these inmates, many now in their 50s, 60s and 70s. The court says young offenders should be treated differently than adults. But prison gates don’t just swing open.