Recently, I've stumbled across a documentary called "15 to Life: Kenneth's Story". It's about an hour long, but I recommend every minute of it to fully understand the situation
For those who don't want to watch the whole thing, long story short: The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. The film follows the story of 26 year old Kenneth Young, who almost 11 years ago (at the age of 15) received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. It should be noted that no one was physically injured during the crimes and that Kenneth didn't deny his part. During his stain in prison, he took part in educational programs and has multiple certificates and diplomas. The case was taken into the U.S. Supreme Court where Kenneth asked for the reduction of his prison sentence. In the end: the sentence was not softened and he'll be released from prison only at the age of 56... In your opinion, did the kid deserve a second chance? Can children be ruled to be adults, based on a single action? Did he really deserve a punishment THAT strict? Should changes be made to the American Justice system?