NEED TO KNOW: IMPRISONING TEENAGERS
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Great Projects produces pieces for PBS’s Friday-night public-affairs series NEED TO KNOW about criminal justice issues. It explores the May 2010 Supreme Court decision to ban as “cruel and unusual punishment” the sentence of life without parole for juveniles who have not committed murder. Featured is an exclusive interview with 34-year-old Joe Sullivan, who was convicted of raping a 72-year-old woman when he was 13, a crime he denies, and commentary from Bryan Stevenson, who took Sullivan’s case to the Supreme Court.