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15 to Life: Kenneth's Story #15tolife

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PBS Premiere: August 4, 2014

Online: Nov. 9, 2015 – Dec. 7, 2015


Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story follows Young’s struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.

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Film Information

15 to Life: Kenneth's Story (60 min.)

Premiere Date: August 4, 2014

Streaming Dates: Nov. 9, 2015 – Dec. 7, 2015

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Nadine Pequeneza Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Season Announcement | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim


Nadine Pequeneza
Nadine Pequeneza

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Critical Acclaim

Harrowing... Depicts a justice system that only perpetuates the sort of violence it was intended to keep in check.

— Nina Liss-Schultz, Mother Jones

Incredibly important.

— Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

This little gem... does a fine job of using one very human story to make a larger point about the criminal justice system.

— Erin Sullivan, Orlando Weekly

Powerful... Moving.

— Bob Herbert, "Op-Ed.TV"

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