Independent Lens

Sentencing Children: The Bill

Clip: Special | 5m 36s | Video has closed captioning.

Under Tennessee law, a child can be tried in adult court, and if convicted of first-degree murder, can be sentenced to life in prison, or life with a possibility of parole after 51 years. State legislators think that law is too harsh and in 2016 a bipartisan team worked with lawyers and a judge to propose a new reform law.

Aired: 08/12/17

Rating: NR

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Reclaiming History

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Reclaiming History

The Home From School team talk about capturing the journey to bring Indigenous boys home 130 years after they died at a boarding school.

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