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Man Sent to Prison at 17 Years Old Is Paroled 60 Years Later

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Henry Montgomery was a teenager the last time he was a free man. For six decades, he’s been incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. In 1963, at 17 years old, he was convicted of killing East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Hunt. Montgomery was initially sentenced to life in prison without parole but because he was a minor, decades later the Supreme Court ruled that a lifetime sentence for a juvenile offender was cruel and unusual punishment.
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