Hard Time: Young Kids

In the following video we get a chance to look into the lives of young people who have been sentences as adults to major prison sentences ranging from 5 years to 30 years and beyond. There is even a case cited in which one child was 12 years old and sentenced to 30 years in prison for his criminal offenses. Behind every crime headline is a mountain of tragedy for everyone involved and that remains the same when the criminal offender is a minor.

One young man was sentenced to 30 years for a conspiracy to kill his stepfather. He was 12 years old when arrested and had an accomplice in the crime as well.