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15 TO LIFE INSPIRES VIEWERS TO GIVE
In California, Kenneth's story inspired one viewer to take action by offering a generous donation.
"I was stunned by 15 to Life and struck by the strength of Kenneth Young," she wrote.
"I would like to give him a sum through my trust upon his release from prison (hopefully sooner than the recent unjust sentencing) to start his life and go forward."
Paolo Annino, Kenneth’s lawyer, and Nadine Pequeneza, 15 to Life's director, are setting up a trust for Kenneth Young to support his reintegration into society. We'll share details on how you can contribute soon.
Kenneth Young and 1,500 other Florida children sentenced as adults have new hope for a chance at early release.
In March, the Florida Supreme Court issued four decisions in support of giving children serving extreme sentences a second chance.
U.S Supreme Court to Decide the fate of more than 2,000 Children Sentenced to Life
Ten state supreme courts have ruled the U.S. Supreme Court decision banning mandatory life without parole applies to children sentenced before the 2012 ruling.
In March, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Montgomery v. Louisiana. This long-anticipated case is expected to clarify whether the court's earlier decision applies retroactively.
THE SILVER GAVEL AWARD
15 to Life: Kenneth's Story is a finalist for the American Bar Association's 2015 Silver Gavel Award, recognizing outstanding media work that fosters the public’s understanding of law and the legal system. What a tremendous honor for all of us working toward fair sentencing for children.
See all of the nominees here.