Fault Lines travels to Tennessee to investigate why this state has one of the longest sentences in the country for juveniles convicted of murder.
Almost every country in the world treats juveniles who commit murder differently than the United States. This is particularly true in Tennessee where the state sentences juvenile offenders to a quasi-life sentence of 51 years. Fault Lines investigates the case of Almeer Nance, a 16-year old who was convicted of felony murder in 1997. He received a sentence of 51-years and has no meaningful opportunity to have a second chance in life to reconnect with his family.