DAVID BIANCULLI

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POV: "15 TO LIFE: KENNETH'S STORY"
August 4, 2014  | By David Bianculli

PBS, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
Nadine Pequeneza directed this new POV documentary, which looks at a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling about juveniles receiving especially hefty prison sentences – and looks at it by focusing on one case and one prisoner. Kenneth Young was 14 when he began committing brazen armed robberies in Florida, and 15 when he was caught and given a “15 to life” sentence for his crimes. Already imprisoned for more than a decade, Young now has a chance to have his case looked at again, given his efforts at redemption since his incarceration. “They should have tried to salvage this child instead of just throwing him away,” says one person in this documentary – but others, including one of Young’s victims, disagree. For a full review, see Eric Gould's Cold Light Reader. Check local listings.
 
 
 
 
 
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