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Lost for Life (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Crime, News | 18 July 2014 (USA)
A documentary about juveniles who are serving life in prison without parole and their victims' families.

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In the United States today, more than 2,500 individuals are serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed when they were 17 years old or younger. Children as young as 13 are among the thousands serving these sentences. Lost for Life, tells the stories of these individuals, of their families' and of the families of victims of juvenile murder. Written by Anonymous

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Troubling but informative
23 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have watched many jail shows and documentaries and I am walking away from this thinking this might actually be the best.

It shows various viewpoints of people who when they were young committed a murder. Some seem to feel a lot of guilt, some don't seem to. It shows the way they think about it, what they tried to do, how they tried to get away with it.

It raises questions about whether or not young people really understand consequences to their actions and if life without parole is actually right for them.

It also might just make people upset and mad. It depends what you take away from this. But to me it is an interesting psychological study.


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