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Sentencing Children: The Appeal

Clip: Special | 6m 49s

Concerned that a teenager had been convicted in an adult court and sentenced to life in prison, lawyers appealed Cyntoia Brown's murder conviction in 2011 to challenge the fairness of the trial. They argued in a Nashville court that Cyntoia was herself a victim. Part of a 7-part series Sentencing Children, produced by Dan Birman and Independent Lens.

Aired: 08/13/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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