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Independent Lens | Sentencing Children: The Bill

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.

Premiere Date: August 9, 2017 | Runtime: 00:05:36

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