Sentenced to Life Without Parole As a Juvenile: April Henderson | Age 37

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Richard Ross

April Henderson | Age 37

"An inmate is careless and doesn't understand the time. I've been in 23 years."


For more than a decade I have interviewed more than 1,000 kids in 35 states. What of these kids who were sentenced to long sentences and JLWOP, life sentences without parole? These kids become adults who become geriatric. These are the people I have interviewed for the past year.

These are their stories. There are more than 2,000 people — juveniles serving life without parole all over the country. These are some of their voices. These are their faces.

This is a series by Richard Ross that will run every other Thursday.

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  1. I do a radio show on social justice and feminist issues and would be interested in interviewing you about this topic. Please contact me at the email below.

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