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FRONTLINE: Second Chance Kids

Massachusetts Correctional Institute – Shirley, where one of the men whose story the film follows was imprisoned. Following a landmark Supreme Court ruling, FRONTLINE looks at the fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder. The film examines the impact of the order to re-evaluate thousands of juvenile murder cases and follows two of the first convicts to be released.
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Massachusetts Correctional Institute – Shirley, where one of the men whose story the film follows was imprisoned. Following a landmark Supreme Court ruling, FRONTLINE looks at the fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder. The film examines the impact of the order to re-evaluate thousands of juvenile murder cases and follows two of the first convicts to be released.

Airs Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thursday, Dec. 19 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2

A fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. "Second Chance Kids" examines the impact of the order to re-evaluate thousands of juvenile murder cases and follows two of the first convicts to be released.

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Produced by Ken Dornstein, Jason Pugatch and Brian Funck. The executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.

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