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Sentencing Children: The Interrogation Process

Clip: Special | 7m 45s

Oudon Panyanouvong, now 34, is serving a 40-year sentence for a crime he says he did not commit but pled guilty to because he didn't understand his rights as a teen during a police interrogation in 1998. A new law proposed in Tennessee would give juveniles with long sentences an opportunity for early release. Part of “Sentencing Children” series originally published by The Tennessean newspaper.

Aired: 08/11/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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