Season 25, Episode 12 When Kids Get Life

First Aired: May 8, 2007

A look at the criminal-justice system's treatment of juveniles convicted of murder, as seen through the eyes of five Colorado inmates serving life sentences without the possibility of parole for their involvement in murders committed before their 18th birthdays. Included: comments from the inmates; Denver defense attorney Norm Mueller; Columbia University law professor Jeffrey A. Fagan; and juvenile-justice advocate Curt Jensen, whose son Erik is among the profiled inmates.

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  • Premise: PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar… (more)

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