About the Series
“Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole” tells the individual stories of eight previously convicted child offenders sentenced to mandatory life terms, without parole, who are now seeking resentencing on the heels of a recent United States Supreme Court ruling. While some may be resentenced to life, others could be immediately released or given a new sentence that makes them eligible for parole.
The new series chronicles the chilling crimes and the painful and emotional impact on the victims’ family and friends as they grapple with the uncertain reality that these convicted offenders could possibly be released back into their communities. Additionally, each episode will include exclusive commentary from the convicted offenders directly from prison as well as leading psychologists, law enforcement and reporters closest to each case as they provide their own unique perspective on the Supreme Court ruling and how its impacting each individual case.