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In Maryland, organizers fight to give juvenile lifers some measure of hope

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Sonia Kumar, senior attorney at the ACLU of Maryland, explains the movement to restore the parole option to people sentenced for serious crimes in childhood. Kumar notes that in Maryland, juvenile lifers are mostly Black, and says that the laws keeping them behind bars without possibility of parole are remnants of the tough-on-crime stances of the 80s and 90s.

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