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  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 31 ก.ค. 2023
  • Listening to the men in the short Opinion Video above is like encountering visitors from another planet. They are serving life sentences at Angola prison, in rural Louisiana, with little to no hope for release. Many are elderly; they have not seen the outside world, or their families, for decades.
    They do not face execution, but they have been sentenced to death all the same, their lives spooling out endlessly on the cellblock and in the cotton fields, then ending in a prison hospice bed.
    The men are among the thousands in Louisiana - and more than 50,000 nationwide - locked up for life without parole. It costs roughly $70,000 a year for each aging inmate, and this film asks whether the best way to spend billions of taxpayer dollars is on vengeance. The point is not to diminish the severity of the crimes that put these men behind bars. As many of them acknowledge, they have been rightly punished for a long time. But, ask yourself as you watch the video, how long is long enough?
    That’s a question more and more states are asking. In recent years, a number of states, including Maryland, South Carolina and New Mexico, have debated changing their laws to give those serving lengthy sentences a chance at freedom. Several states have already enacted so-called second-look laws, which permit reconsideration of sentences for inmates who have reached a certain age or been incarcerated for a minimum term or whose sentences no longer serve a valid legislative purpose. At the federal level, the bipartisan U.S. Sentencing Commission in January issued draft guidelines that would give judges more flexibility to consider releasing elderly inmates.
    None of us want to be defined solely by the person we were in our youth, or by the worst thing we ever did. The men serving life without parole feel the same way.
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  • @1200sb
    @1200sb 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1606

    "I was 17 when I got locked up and I am 80 years old now" is probably one of the wildest things I've ever heard.

    • @newyitty1846
      @newyitty1846 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      Word

    • @KingIrvXL
      @KingIrvXL 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +81

      Yea they need to let him go

    • @patrickbrown-lott7964
      @patrickbrown-lott7964 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +44

      fosho they played dude he's done life

    • @___Anakin.Skywalker
      @___Anakin.Skywalker 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +55

      it's easy bruh do crime, do time

    • @lazifocker
      @lazifocker 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      which one would you rather choose: death sentence or life without parole

  • @ortinsuez2052
    @ortinsuez2052 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +742

    AT 80 YEARS AND HE STILL HAS A DREAM TO BE FREE AND START OVER. MAKES ME REALISE HOW MUCH I CAN ARCHIEVE WITH THIS FREEDOM I HAVE.

    • @lf2334
      @lf2334 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      Please fix your caps lock key.

    • @ortinsuez2052
      @ortinsuez2052 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      @@lf2334 TRY AGAIN.

    • @lf2334
      @lf2334 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@ortinsuez2052 are you OK?

    • @ortinsuez2052
      @ortinsuez2052 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      @@lf2334 TRY AGAIN!

    • @John.Harper
      @John.Harper 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@ortinsuez2052 lmaoooo

  • @OS-xt9ii
    @OS-xt9ii 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1122

    Sammie's conviction was actually overturned 2 years into his sentence. He spent life in prison because of a prison fight that killed someone. If he hadn't been wrongfully convicted in the first place none of this would have happened. Truly heartbreaking

    • @Vondon_
      @Vondon_ 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +82

      Wowwwwwwww. You just brought me to tears man🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️

    • @BeezEaze
      @BeezEaze 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +39

      How absolutely devastating.

    • @Limosethe
      @Limosethe 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +42

      That was the most horrible thing I've ever heard, Ohh my God it makes my skin crawl

    • @deeayeveeeyees
      @deeayeveeeyees 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +44

      imagine being free to go after years but then having to live out the test of your life in prison because something happened (that may have been completely out of his control of even for self defense) that keeps you rotting in prison for the rest of your life. soul shattering 😢

    • @KevinCovington5453
      @KevinCovington5453 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      So What Your Saying Is PREMEDITATED MURDER Is OK, If You Are Wrongly Convicted, Bitter and jaded. How About This Perspective. HAD HE NOT COMMITTED MURDER He Would Have been RELEASED When His Sentence Was Overturned. Additionally, WHY Was His sentence Overturned? Not ONE INTERVIEW Mentioned The Fate of Their Victim and Their Families. THAT IS WHAT PRISON OFFICIALS ARE LISTENING FOR. When Your Basic Needs are Being Met, Thats a LOT OF LIFE STRESS Not On Your Shoulders That ARE DEAD WEIGHT Once You Walk Back Out.

  • @ieattofu68
    @ieattofu68 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +291

    My son will be 26 tomorrow and I am so glad I was able to convince him to get an education and stay out of those streets. I am so glad that he listened to me and all the good women and especially men that I placed in his life who were able keep him in a good place in his mind. I am so glad he stayed out of trouble and I am so thankful for everyone who has been there for him and are still looking out for him.

    • @nicoloco6569
      @nicoloco6569 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Thank you for being a good mom 🙏 . Greetings from 🇩🇪 . You can be proud of yourself.💪🥇 . Good moms are rare these days.....

    • @HughJorgan09
      @HughJorgan09 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Done correctly, it truly DOES take a village!

    • @jeffmariahreacts7998
      @jeffmariahreacts7998 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      😂😂 only bums in the streets it’s 2024

    • @dawgdays7267
      @dawgdays7267 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      That’s where it starts. At home. Great job!

    • @nmrmack
      @nmrmack 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Well done, mom. VERY WELL DONE! As a Black Male Educator, this is one of my MAIN OBJECTIVES.

  • @carrieannkouri2151
    @carrieannkouri2151 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1801

    Much respect to the inmates who are at least trying to make a difference helping others while serving their time.

    • @JK-or3nu
      @JK-or3nu 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      It’s in there human nature, but what about there character when put into stressfull situation

    • @cholmanjr8345
      @cholmanjr8345 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Indeed

    • @joaquimrodriguez8961
      @joaquimrodriguez8961 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      More respect to those who never became inmates.

    • @thebeasters
      @thebeasters 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      The time is until death

    • @donrebel1340
      @donrebel1340 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      why not do that when they was young

  • @EBB505
    @EBB505 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +748

    My dad was murdered in cold blood 30 yrs ago. One of the guys died behind bars and the other lost his mind. However, if they had been in America and given life without parole. I would never want them to be freed even after 60 years. They got to see their families in prison on visits. I have no memories left of my dad, I was a toddler. No one deserves to come out after that.

    • @crmay72
      @crmay72 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +59

      I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. That is so wrong. No one deserves what your family has been through. 😥

    • @mawiafn626
      @mawiafn626 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      Free them fr

    • @onuspromis7166
      @onuspromis7166 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +70

      ​@mawiafn626 not u thinking ur funny

    • @danapayne7218
      @danapayne7218 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      That Part. This is what I'm trying to teach my little son and godson, because I lived that street life and did
      a long time in prison.

    • @TekaLachic
      @TekaLachic 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +34

      unless, it was the other way around. Right?

  • @Sasori0fTheSand
    @Sasori0fTheSand 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +276

    A part of me wants to feel sympathetic towards these men until I realize that most of them have murdered another human being. They’ve not only taken someone’s life but hugely impacted someone’s family, friends, and loved ones. Those people don’t get to tell their story. They no longer get to tell us how they feel and we don’t get to see what they could have been. :(

    • @Bentoto97
      @Bentoto97 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      If there is no happiness or joyful, never have winning season, always absence of hope, never have good days and always have to deal with suffering for the rest of our lives living in prison for life then is it at least little bit okay to commit suicide?

    • @plotinus777
      @plotinus777 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +35

      What you missed is that those people no longer exist... who you are at 17 or 18 is not who you are later in life. There is no permanent self.

    • @Bentoto97
      @Bentoto97 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      @@plotinus777 I want you to read what I replied.

    • @Bentoto97
      @Bentoto97 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@plotinus777 Is it okay to commit suicide as long we are spending our lives in prison?

    • @SophisticatedDogCat
      @SophisticatedDogCat 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      You need to adjust your sick thinking. All that matters is that they aren’t that person anymore. You weren’t the same person you were twenty years ago, were you? And spare me the “revenge” spiel. After a few years that stuff is lost on the inmate because, oftentimes, they’ll forgive themselves.

  • @KimAJones-zc9wi
    @KimAJones-zc9wi 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +76

    Someone told me” Never shorten your tomorrows for a quick today”!

    • @purityisrael9025
      @purityisrael9025 21 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      Exactly my dear, nice one, so true 😢❤

    • @dogshake
      @dogshake 9 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      Well if you shorten someone else’s tomorrow then you deserve the punishment. Crazy how so many of the inmates in this video act like they shouldn’t be punished. It doesn’t matter how long ago it happened, they are still the same person. It’s not like they switched bodies or got a brain transplant….

  • @BigRich91
    @BigRich91 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +283

    My brother was murdered I do empathize with some of these men…. But I can never see my brother again, hear his voice, see him with his kids, hug my mom and dad, watch me get old, watch him get old, laugh, love, hug him, tell him how much I loved him, how much I miss him.. fill him in on all the things that have happened since he passed away. By taking our loved ones , we live out a sentence they chose for us. A sentence we had no preparation for, a sentence we had no understanding of… A sentence we must live out

    • @kevinsteele7999
      @kevinsteele7999 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      I understand, but as a 17 year old spending 60 years locked up. you can still do some good.

    • @darcskies777
      @darcskies777 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Absolutely,. And they can do its behind bars where they belong. @@kevinsteele7999

    • @johndavis9432
      @johndavis9432 หลายเดือนก่อน +39

      @@kevinsteele7999How about thinking about the people that they murdered instead of whining about the monsters?!

    • @BigAHNEE
      @BigAHNEE หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      @@kevinsteele7999but nothing you can’t become alive again once your dead. These men are lucky to still be alive . They just have to be alive in jail . Oh well

    • @Mr_Zzzeee
      @Mr_Zzzeee หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@kevinsteele7999 Yes, that's what a life sentence without parole, means.

  • @brendamcintyre-os6ef
    @brendamcintyre-os6ef 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1404

    Locked up at just 17 years old and he’s now 80 WOW!!

    • @james-ud9lp
      @james-ud9lp 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +186

      Was. Died in 2019.

    • @RSKLove
      @RSKLove 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +92

      Good riddance

    • @AmberU
      @AmberU 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +43

      @@RSKLovei kind of agree the victims are still deceased they can never change or live to see anything where as these folks sometimes change sometimes dont ! Everyone does not end up in prison with life sentences going through childhood !

    • @imranxalamin
      @imranxalamin 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +48

      63 YEARS WOW... my dad is 63

    • @dafcorleone
      @dafcorleone 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +65

      That’s insane…imagine spending your entire life in prison.

  • @brandenhuffmen8259
    @brandenhuffmen8259 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +90

    As tough as this sounds, it doesn't matter if they've "become a better person" or "can contribute to society". They are in prison for life for taking someone elses. You don't get to redeem yourself while their family mourns until they pass on. They are where they belong regardless of change. It wouldn't be fair to the victims family to watch them walk out and LIVE FREELY while their loved one is STILL gone.

    • @Al-kd6hv
      @Al-kd6hv 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      What about the people serving life that never killed someone? Thousands of cases

    • @brandondenver4331
      @brandondenver4331 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis, depending on the peculiar facts of any given case. Most of them can rot in there for all I care, but there are special cases that are worthy of reconsideration. Let's show a little compassion, even if it's the bare minimum.

    • @user-ng5oc6mf9n
      @user-ng5oc6mf9n 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      This is coming from a guy who’s lost his grandma to a young man who killed her a long time ago. I definitely don’t agree with your statement and may not care which is also fine. I often wonder what he would be like today if given a second chance. Yes they took a life yes they did something horrible, but at the end of the day she’s never coming back. I sometimes feel like prison isn’t a punishment but a way out, they don’t have to look at who they hurt they are tucked away never to be judged by society again. The only thing I get out the deal is that I’m going to be taking care of this man until he dies. We often judge people not knowing the options THEY have. I hope the ones that are truly reformed get another chance.

    • @Broc_Obama
      @Broc_Obama 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      It entirely depends on the case.

    • @christinalafleur3813
      @christinalafleur3813 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@user-ng5oc6mf9nexactly! I’ve had several family members murdered, and I still wouldn’t wish this on any of the people that killed them.

  • @Nobodyspecial5150
    @Nobodyspecial5150 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +76

    You take a life you give your life no matter your age.

    • @derekmoore3105
      @derekmoore3105 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Is that really justice though?

    • @kodeska8784
      @kodeska8784 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@derekmoore3105 it would be more fair that instead of giving life sentences you take how many years you took off of the person killed and subtract that from the years they did, that outta be how many years you get. For example lets say I killed someone at 25, usually the oldest people live is somewhere around 100 years, so imma subtract 25 from 100 and i get 75 years in prison

    • @leonsmith7525
      @leonsmith7525 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@kodeska8784 THIS.... THATS NOT HOW THE LAW WORKS OR SHOULD EVER WORK....

    • @chawakumwenda8917
      @chawakumwenda8917 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @kodeska8784 That is flawed logic, you're telling me If you killed ten men aged 99 years old you should be locked up for only 10 years? When you have proven to be harmful and dangerous to the society? When you truly commit a murder you prove that you're a very wicked human being who can't control his emotions, most importantly you prove that you can commit such an atrocious act again If let loose, killers should be locked up for life permanently on a diet of bread and water only!

    • @kodeska8784
      @kodeska8784 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Well in that event I'd say you're better off begging the judge for the death penalty

  • @aaronr5422
    @aaronr5422 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +838

    Their situation is unfortunate but let’s not forget that someone’s existence ended because of the choices these men made

    • @mikeyy425
      @mikeyy425 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Yes, but since its not life sentences for homicide, across the board. Then you have to consider these guys testament

    • @vasilisazagurskaya8665
      @vasilisazagurskaya8665 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +64

      I agree. What strikes me the most though is how every single one of them mention very frequently how they have changed and become better people which is believable but… practically every one of them failed to mention how horrible they feel having to carry the soul-wrenching guilt of killing a person.

    • @involuntarysoul3867
      @involuntarysoul3867 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      @@vasilisazagurskaya8665 what guilt, they loved the experience of killing, it is a feeling of absolute power and adrenaline, the best high they will ever experience

    • @tyrone-tydavis5858
      @tyrone-tydavis5858 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

      @@vasilisazagurskaya8665
      Wow....they've managed to be model citizens.....in a hyper confined space monitored 24 hours a day by armed guards. Gee, must have taken a great deal of effort.

    • @davidwright873
      @davidwright873 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      facts!!!

  • @user-kv4bz6gj4e
    @user-kv4bz6gj4e 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +700

    The man talking about his twins shattered my heart.. Locked up at just 17 years old and he’s now 80 WOW!!.

    • @davidwright873
      @davidwright873 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +61

      time stops for no man....ever....And the same for the dead....They didn't stand a chance..they's gone!!

    • @lizmariequinn
      @lizmariequinn 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +22

      N then had to die there😢

    • @firingallcylinders2949
      @firingallcylinders2949 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      These men should have sit downs with young thugs and gangbangers.

    • @teste-yh5df
      @teste-yh5df 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      yes but if u think only in the dead and not on the live then everyone will be DEAD@@davidwright873

    • @Vondon_
      @Vondon_ 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      63 years😢😢😢😢😢😢

  • @LilBrother94
    @LilBrother94 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +72

    RIP Sammy! You're free now Brother 💯

  • @scaredy-cat
    @scaredy-cat 5 วันที่ผ่านมา +4

    Murder deserves no parole

  • @tristanrodenhauser5267
    @tristanrodenhauser5267 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +565

    There was a 29 year old woman in my county with previous DWIs, she got drunk again and killed 4 teen girls and a guy survived but was seriously injured when she ran the red light. When she was arrested she was concerned for her dog in the car more than who she just hit. It’s unusual but the Judge gave her 15 years back to back for each girl. 60 years, she will be 89 if she serves all of it. She deserves the time. She has been locked up since August 1999 in NC.

    • @lookissjaxin
      @lookissjaxin 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +124

      And if released, she’ll probably drive drunk again. Society should not take the chance. She can visit her loved ones and exchange letters and gifts 🎁 with them. She can enjoy so much of life behind bars. Especially if she isn’t in a maximum security prison. Her victims and their families and friends are suffering longer than sixty years. And they committed no crime.

    • @1caculusman
      @1caculusman 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      @@lookissjaxin Best comment ever!

    • @Pavia1525
      @Pavia1525 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      Was the dog ok?

    • @lewisbhebhe285
      @lewisbhebhe285 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      It’s a very complex situation.

    • @zefiro87
      @zefiro87 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

      She deserves the time if she will not repent and become a better citizen, like the inmates in this video.
      Jail time is not a revenge, the idea is to that inmates learn the lesson.

  • @lafilledanse1
    @lafilledanse1 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +38

    The pain of the families impacted by violent crime can't be overstated. I can't say I'd be glad to see someone that stole the life of my loved one get out of prison because "they've changed". They've changed but I'm still living a nightmare and my loved on isn't coming back. I definitely believe in rehabilitation but my heart aches for these families.

    • @Redawesomeoby
      @Redawesomeoby 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      If the goal of prison is for punishment why do we not rename the department of corrections to the department of punishments or something else like that. Despite the pain, if I were to have a loved one murdered I would prefer to see the murderer contributing to society and being a reformed man rather than having to look at the same person that hurt my loved one, sitting in prison, taking up air that they did not earn.

    • @emilypeguero6060
      @emilypeguero6060 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@RedawesomeobyI agree with you. My loved one is dead idgaf how long you’re in jail it won’t bring them back!!! What would matter to me was that the death wasn’t in vain.

    • @adotholland22
      @adotholland22 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

      people dont chance, dna

  • @uria702
    @uria702 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +47

    “Do we really want to be a country that gives no chance to leave prison?” Yes. The life they stole has no second chance, neither should they.

    • @nil981
      @nil981 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Amen.

    • @valreg237
      @valreg237 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Exactly!

    • @jackkennerley5329
      @jackkennerley5329 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@nil981 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

    • @Aquarius-xy7nq
      @Aquarius-xy7nq 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Exactly 💯

    • @qaj4j58fgs6
      @qaj4j58fgs6 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Amen!

  • @Pe6ek
    @Pe6ek 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +156

    They gave someone a death sentence but they don't want a life sentence for themselves.

    • @CreativeCharmClub
      @CreativeCharmClub 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

      @Pe6ek Yes, the sob story for these vile men is disgusting. They didn't show their victims any mercy and many would get out and keep destroying society.

    • @sammcdonald6183
      @sammcdonald6183 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      @creative charmclub. You’re a pest. Never made mistakes before?

    • @paulskopic5844
      @paulskopic5844 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      @@sammcdonald6183 There are different level of mistakes.

    • @Janice-xv2vn
      @Janice-xv2vn 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@sammcdonald6183 Your response defines a true criminal mindset because murdering innocent people is not a mistake. Go away lowlife.

    • @stephencottens2521
      @stephencottens2521 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@sammcdonald6183If it was your brother they killed you’d be loving this video. They are getting a small taste of what they put families through

  • @GhastlyCretin85
    @GhastlyCretin85 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +762

    I'm from a country that has ridiculously short sentences for murderers. If you haven't had a family member murdered and saw the murderer released to enjoy freedom, while whats left of your relative has long been rotting in the ground then it's very easy for you to have a bleeding heart for these guys.

    • @jpe1
      @jpe1 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +86

      How does wasting another life make up for the loss of the first? In other words, how would lengthening the prison sentence make the situation better? I’m not saying it _wouldn’t_ have that effect, but I’m not clear how or why it would. What is the benefit of longer prison sentences?

    • @GhastlyCretin85
      @GhastlyCretin85 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +163

      @@jpe1 Well, why "waste" any of the murderers time at all then? Would it be better if we spend the money sending them to a nice school and forget about punishment? All the while giving no justice to the victims and their families?

    • @mc1993
      @mc1993 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +34

      @@jpe1 You're right. They shouldn't get long prison sentences, they should get enough time to appeal and each appeal should be investigated thoroughly. If it's not overturned and the courts are positive, give them the needle.

    • @jpe1
      @jpe1 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      @@mc1993 here’s a question I don’t have an answer to: should a person accused of a crime like murder be allowed to take their own life if they wish?

    • @mc1993
      @mc1993 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@jpe1 No. Not if they are only accused.

  • @nessforbes7400
    @nessforbes7400 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

    Imagine your whole life sentence being made into a 10 minute film

  • @Trailfloater
    @Trailfloater 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +37

    I did 13 years in prison and lifers are some of the most down to earth people

    • @gulmanrahat6559
      @gulmanrahat6559 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      If you dont mind me asking, what made you serve 13 years?

    • @Trailfloater
      @Trailfloater 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@gulmanrahat6559 cocaine

    • @northofthestar388
      @northofthestar388 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Wow man 13 years is rough. Jesus. Do you feel you deserved it? Or was it unnecessarily cruel.? :(

    • @Trailfloater
      @Trailfloater 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      @@northofthestar388 no I didn’t deserve all that! I did deserve help and a mentor but nothing unfortunately

    • @justanothermortal1373
      @justanothermortal1373 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      I think it's because they have nothing to lose anymore

  • @LoveLivelife28340
    @LoveLivelife28340 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +373

    Scariest thing about prison is the amount of people who shouldn’t be there, and the harsh sentencing that some people receive!!! Never understood how someone who sold drugs could get more time than a sexual predator!!! 😢

    • @truthtorpedo4068
      @truthtorpedo4068 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      *THAN

    • @kommisar.
      @kommisar. 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@truthtorpedo4068 Because that person sold so much drugs that he was directly helping the cartel.

    • @arturkot4108
      @arturkot4108 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      what the heck, what if it was your daughter ot mother that he has buthered and then sorted out her guts along every container in your neighbourhood? Would you still be so eager to release him because he cries and self pitties himself quite conviniently? Or have you just been influenced by the proffesional montage and sad music ?

    • @noonebutme
      @noonebutme 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

      @@arturkot4108did u reply to the wrong comment or something?

    • @arturkot4108
      @arturkot4108 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@noonebutme no, I didn't

  • @jinjowatts
    @jinjowatts 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +334

    This stirs up a lot of conflicting emotions. When you watch the video, you can't help but feel compassion for these faces. But what about the other side? What if next to their photo was a photo of their victim and how old that victim would have been today? It's just all around sad and that's all I really have to say on it.

    • @mr.sushi2221
      @mr.sushi2221 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      Yeah because they are people. That’s why you feel compassion. The human emotion you would and should also feel is rage they took a life. But would you rather live in rage and vengeance or with grace and compassion?

    • @jinjowatts
      @jinjowatts 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      @@mr.sushi2221 I would rather live with grace and compassion. But it’s hard. Anger feels more honest in the face of injustice, even though it just leads to more suffering. It’s something I struggle with.

    • @bowlOnudel
      @bowlOnudel 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      These men did not waste any time in prison. All that time spent was multiple cycles of grief for not only the victim but their family and even their own family, for the life they now can't live cause of what they did when they were 16,17,18 most likely mixed up in the wrong crowd that eventually led to a murder. What happened had happened unfortunately and they already know well enough that their actions had multiple severe consequences. This video is about hearing the dudes out and sets an example of "when you're in for life, you are most definitely in for life" except all of these men never got to live a proper life cause they were TEENAGERS when it happened. They were doomed to the system. Why cant they spend what time they have left off of years stolen by a stupid decision made by their teenage self. Of course they will forever be burdened, no use in rubbing it in.

    • @dave1927p
      @dave1927p 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Or the victims family members speaking about their loved ones and how their life was also forever changed

    • @erikag7334
      @erikag7334 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

      I don’t feel bad for them 🤷🏻‍♀️ now when it comes to the victims those are the main people I do have empathy for. It’s a terrible feeling I just don’t even know how families deal with it. Those are the strongest people ever. I wish the dead could tell their side of the story. The inmates could make up a whole bunch of crap that led to the events so that’s why I’m weary of them when they are being interviewed in documentaries

  • @josephmarzullo
    @josephmarzullo 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +40

    Norway has the lowest recidivism rates in the world and the focus is on rehabilitation. We have something to learn from them

    • @tnewsome9121
      @tnewsome9121 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      Norway doesn't have the extreme violence we have in this country of over 360 million.

    • @eliteguard225
      @eliteguard225 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      ​@@tnewsome9121Well said. These people comparing countries with a few millions in them to America with over 300 million have NO clue.

    • @frenchustube
      @frenchustube 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      but they dont have ghetto areas with ghetto people who mostly know violence. They go to work not smash and grab or sell drugs and rob people for a living! i know because i lived in Europe!

    • @torehaaland6921
      @torehaaland6921 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      ​@@tnewsome9121 you would not have the level of violence if you had followed Norway way of doing a lot of things. If Norway was run the same way as USA is, we would be a destroyed country as well.

    • @torehaaland6921
      @torehaaland6921 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      ​@@eliteguard225the ones not having a clue, is you. Size got nothing to do with it. It is the way the country is run, that is important. According to your logic, India, which has roughly 3 times the US population. Should be a complete madhouse of violence. And it is not.

  • @beforethestorm7544
    @beforethestorm7544 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    The white guy looks younger now than when he was young

  • @MrDaviyd
    @MrDaviyd 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +261

    Seeing that one man incarcerated since 1953 really did a number on me.

    • @mds2465
      @mds2465 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +15

      Omg yes, me too! That was so sad! It's why I generally try to avoid watching stuff like this! It's just too painful and upsetting!

    • @johnnastrom9400
      @johnnastrom9400 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      What did the guy do? Did he have an unpaid packing ticket? Or did he murder someone? Why don't you show sympathy to the people who deserve it?

    • @mds2465
      @mds2465 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      @@johnnastrom9400 he killed another inmate!

    • @traviscarter1023
      @traviscarter1023 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      That's crazy because my grandfather was only 20 years old in 1953 he just turned 90 years old a couple weeks ago. My other grandfather was 17 in 1953 he 85 years old that was long time ago 70 years ago. I noticed a guy from Philadelphia was locked up the same year a couple years ago he got out at 83 years old. He was with a group of people that killed a couple of people but the person he stabbed didn't die but they gave him all that time anyway. I think the city of Philadelphia is paying him back pay I think.

    • @mds2465
      @mds2465 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@traviscarter1023 yeah it's a shame he's not alive anymore because with everything going on in today's world he probably would've gotten out by now.

  • @aguidetobhutan7854
    @aguidetobhutan7854 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +115

    Sammies thought on walking free from prison and starting all over again at life is really heartbreaking cause deep inside his heart he knows it’s impossible but just a thought about it is so comforting and beautiful that it gives him peace and happiness for a short moment. RIP..😢

    • @DrunkenVtec
      @DrunkenVtec 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Long live takeoff

    • @thehamilton5678
      @thehamilton5678 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      who?@@DrunkenVtec

    • @Emalye.Saeeeeeeeee
      @Emalye.Saeeeeeeeee 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@thehamilton5678don’t be funny
      He’s apart of the known rap group migos

    • @LT-eq2th
      @LT-eq2th 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@Emalye.Saeeeeeeeeenah not everyone knows who that fool is. He died. So what

    • @LT-eq2th
      @LT-eq2th 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@DrunkenVtecbut he's not alive. Pushin up daisy's instead

  • @cindyearman4368
    @cindyearman4368 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Doesn’t eliminate the crime. Life sentences are for murder or worse. You may change, but your victim isn’t around to forgive you. Life means life.

  • @factsreality.3221
    @factsreality.3221 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

    From 17 to 80 I can't even gather my thoughts to think about it.
    I can just imagine some of the things this man has seen.
    I know he has stories forever.

    • @charlesdarwin7253
      @charlesdarwin7253 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      That doesn't make sense. The whole concept of being locked away for life means forfeiting all your freedom and being denied life experiences.
      Being in prison for decades you'd probably face monotony and boredom like you can't even magine. That's not the same thing as having "stories".

    • @IspeakFacts-wx3gv
      @IspeakFacts-wx3gv 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      When you take another person's life it's fair that you forfeit yours. I have no sympathy for anyone who takes another person's life.

    • @jacquelinegoss7271
      @jacquelinegoss7271 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Everyone he knew on the outside is dead now. 😢

    • @RebeccaBrewer-gi4hm
      @RebeccaBrewer-gi4hm หลายเดือนก่อน

      To all men whom are doing life 😊it's not about what you want its about what god wants

  • @imdurmac1
    @imdurmac1 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +80

    it's about a life for a life. regardless of being remorseful and seems a better person, taking a life is very serious. that life is gone and their family has to continue without them; their grief will never go away because of one bad decision.

    • @IspeakFacts-wx3gv
      @IspeakFacts-wx3gv 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

      Exactly, they didn't give the person they killed any chance so why should they get a chance? I say bs.

    • @mary_puffin
      @mary_puffin 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Even Cain in the bible received mercy after he murdered his brother. I'm not saying all these men should be released, just sharing a different perspective.

    • @YungSpaceship
      @YungSpaceship 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      ⁠​⁠@@mary_puffinCain got a punishment that lasted the rest of his life. You should read up on that again.

    • @mary_puffin
      @mary_puffin 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@YungSpaceship I was speaking on the mercy part. David caused someone's death and didn't even face prison. A myriad of examples from the bible. All I'm saying is that mercy and justice are both virtuous things to practice.

    • @user-fx5sw1cn7j
      @user-fx5sw1cn7j 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@mary_puffin mercy is not justice and will encourage vigilantism

  • @yellowbags
    @yellowbags 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +179

    The hospice work is the best rehabilitation program out there. Helping others makes you a better person.

    • @lostcub8572
      @lostcub8572 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      They're only doing it because they have life. No way they'd do it if they were free. No sympathy for these goofs.

    • @Pavia1525
      @Pavia1525 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@lostcub8572 Why do our tax dollars have to pay for hospice care?

    • @lostcub8572
      @lostcub8572 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@Pavia1525 who knows my friend. Who knows.

    • @TeeTV22
      @TeeTV22 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      wow..@@lostcub8572

    • @NPJGlobal
      @NPJGlobal 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      ​@@Pavia1525 this whole comment section is heartless... are you americans really all that heartless? People. change. Everyone deserves a second chance. Even murderers who repent.
      - Kind regards from Europe, with a much , much , much lower murder and incarceration rate.

  • @asiaryan8639
    @asiaryan8639 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    This was absolutely incredible, profound. It really puts time and life into perspective. It gave me chills

    • @dogshake
      @dogshake 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

      What gave me chills is imagining what these demons have done to other people. I wonder why the people who made this video did not interview any victims or family of victims of the crimes these animals committed. I bet there wouldn’t be so much reverence for these criminals then. There’s a reason they have life sentences…imagine the families and innocent people who have been hurt by these people. The fact that there’s even compassion for them at all is disgusting.

  • @user-vx7vi3vq1c
    @user-vx7vi3vq1c 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Death penalty opponents argue for life in prison. Then they argue against a real life sentence.

  • @Timmyfromphilly1994
    @Timmyfromphilly1994 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +34

    The saddest part is them knowing that change was possible the entire time. It’s just they decided to change too late.

    • @mariemarie3614
      @mariemarie3614 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ...some people couldn't thrive through adversity. There are some sad stories out there. Forgiveness and compassion aren't guaranteed but should be humbly received when offered 💯

  • @Blippity_Bloop64
    @Blippity_Bloop64 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +257

    This really needs to be shown to the youth. Let them know what a "life" sentence really means. Kids need to see Mr. Robinson and be told, "When you're out there, strutting the streets, without a care in the world, just think. This could be you."

    • @user-mk1gp2cw7o
      @user-mk1gp2cw7o 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Yeah definitely I'll show my boys

    • @oldorleans9583
      @oldorleans9583 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I totally agree with you and more should be done by government and schools etc to make sure that children and teenagers totally understand the true meaning, because I have seen first hand how some teenagers have no concept that they will spend the rest of their lives in there, a decision that someone who was 18 years old made 22 years ago after years of neglect and abuse has him serving two life sentences in Angola la, if he had only had the help and education to begin with then it could of been very different for him, but since then he has spent all that time locked up in that place, witness to some very ungodly things that i wouldn't wish upon anyone, fighting each and every day to keep his manhood, seeing others lose theirs forcibly, and being sold by other inmates and seeing other inmates having to do things just to survive, he learned a very harsh lesson from that place and he will most probably die there, among the other men never going home due to bad choices etc, I know that some people might not be capable of second chances but for those who truly have learned their lesson and are willing to be a productive member of society then surely they could be given a second chance, but to just lock up someone with mandatory sentences is not good, surely there's a better way for those who truly deserve it, can anyone honestly say that they are same person that they were at 15,16,17,18 years old now ? Surely there should be some hope of redemption genuinely for those who truly have turned it around ?

    • @nil981
      @nil981 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Videos like this wouldn't be shown in a world that made sense. Because in that world, these murderers would be six feet under.

    • @bartididthat
      @bartididthat 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@user-mk1gp2cw7o Fear is an interesting emotion to build off of. It does work but only in the short term. You should provide yours kids with a more positive foundation, one that doesn't erode so quickly over time. If done correctly they wont even want or need to be in these situations. Just my opinion coming from a mom that used this tactic beforehand.

  • @user-bf8um5oj9q
    @user-bf8um5oj9q 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +248

    At 16 yrs old I knew I could do life for murder. I had lots of enemies at 16. I killed none of them because I knew the consequences. Whether I changed or not, the victim is still the victim.

    • @jaybob324
      @jaybob324 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +33

      Well thank god you're not a judge

    • @PajamaPower
      @PajamaPower 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

      im sure now at ur old age u look back and regret choices u made when u were a teen

    • @user-bf8um5oj9q
      @user-bf8um5oj9q 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      @@jaybob324 there would be less repeat offenders if I was

    • @trevorpage4223
      @trevorpage4223 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Unfortunately the facts doesn't support this statement....data says otherwise@@user-bf8um5oj9q

    • @tinklangston5880
      @tinklangston5880 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Good for you. Too bad you don’t represent everyone’s brain

  • @HughJorgan09
    @HughJorgan09 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    For some of these guys, getting out might be the worst thing to happen to them. Realistically, who was gonna be there to see after Sammie, if he had happened to get out? And, being as there's a housing shortage for all the rest of us, who HAVEN'T been to prison, homeless folks up & down the street of every city, what's the odds that he'd have, at some point, had to resort to crime, just to survive out here?
    Once you've removed/taken away their ability to survive out here, it's almost cruelty to "release 'em back into the wild".

  • @Trilyew-dq6cv
    @Trilyew-dq6cv 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    I feel a lot of empathy for these men because it does seem they feel deep remorse and have grown into different people than they were when they committed their crimes. But I also feel deep empathy for the people whose lives were taken from them and believe they deserve justice. it is a lose-lose

    • @MrEAW56
      @MrEAW56 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      That's right! No second chance. They need to stay

  • @szilvijuhasz
    @szilvijuhasz 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +470

    I wish they would have interviewed the families of the victims as well. How do they feel after such a long time?
    I'm sure there is room to improve this system. Maybe the inmates themselves could give best advice on how to prevent such crimes.
    We are living in a very sad world...

    • @PangetKano
      @PangetKano 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      They want you to sympathize with murders not their victims. This is propaganda.

    • @MyPrasad1984
      @MyPrasad1984 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      WELL EASIER SAID THAN IT WOULD TAKE MOMENTS OF STEELY GUTS TO BRING BOTH THE PARTIES ACROSS THE SAME ROOM ONE TO

    • @szilvijuhasz
      @szilvijuhasz 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

      @@MyPrasad1984 Sorry, that I wasn't clear in my comment. I never meant to bring both parties together in the same room. I was simply curious how to know the feelings and thoughts of the victim's families. Interviews certainly
      could be done separately.
      I think this is a very good video! For me it would have been better if they showed both sides.

    • @jaymoney9407
      @jaymoney9407 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      @@MyPrasad1984 you on drugs or something dude ?😂😂😂😂nobody said that

    • @swaggerman3
      @swaggerman3 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@@MyPrasad1984no one said that you just mad

  • @patton303
    @patton303 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +360

    I have a deep empathy for these guys. Especially the guys who made a profoundly terrible choice when they were essentially just kids. But my empathy is far deeper for the lives they took and the families they shattered. There’s really no win in any of this. May God have mercy on their souls.

    • @silentmajority8365
      @silentmajority8365 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      OK criminal

    • @KM-hk8tc
      @KM-hk8tc 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      Sort of missed the point of the video didn’t you? Consider what the one inmate said “it’s not about what you’ve done but what you’ve become”. You seem to be a God fearing man (I’m not) so where’s your compassion for all men?

    • @adotholland22
      @adotholland22 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

      get real pls

    • @ProfShibe
      @ProfShibe 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@KM-hk8tcwell the people they murdered will never become anything because of what they did because they are gone forever

    • @danroberts9050
      @danroberts9050 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@KM-hk8tc No, I'm sorry, but it IS about what you've done. That's all it's about. I don't care if you become the Pope. You're a murderer and you belong in prison for the rest of your life. I'm not falling for this crybaby liberal criminal loving crap.

  • @mikemardis
    @mikemardis หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    These guys deserve the same compassion they gave their victim.
    Their reward for self-improvement while in prison should be a more satisfying incarceration, not freedom from prison.
    The only flaw I see in our prison system is that the prisoners do not have to pay for their incarceration.
    As part of their self-improvement they should developi a skill which they deliver for pay, and that pay is split between their victim's family, their own family, and the prison system.

  • @joewright2304
    @joewright2304 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    For their souls' sake, I hope and pray for each of them. The fact that you regret your actions is commendable, but your victim or victims don't get a second chance.

  • @scottscott232
    @scottscott232 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +25

    1:17 - 1:31 - "He was the thug on the street, 24 / 25 years ago, and we're angry at that person, not realising that that person no longer exists; actually hasn't existed for like over 20 years". That statement absolutely blew my mind. What incredible words of wisdom and insight. I've heard some profound statements before, but nothing as wise as this for such a long time. What he said is thought changing.

    • @eliteguard225
      @eliteguard225 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      And yet he does no mention of regret over killing or of carrying the guilt of so. Only sorry words for himself. That person he killed hasn't existed since 20 something years ago, either.

    • @Black____
      @Black____ 27 วันที่ผ่านมา

      ​​@@eliteguard225
      Powerful comment by you.

  • @fritsrits7591
    @fritsrits7591 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

    Most of these men murdered someone. That can never be reversed. Life for the family and friends have changed FOREVER. It will never be the same. Why should their life be the same as before their crime? If they were adults.. they knew..

    • @mikeyy425
      @mikeyy425 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      They werent adults, some were 17. And with your logic, every homicide has someone in jail for life, and thats not true. They have an argument, theres no lesson if the punishment is death

    • @Barr994
      @Barr994 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@mikeyy425 Exactly for example Charlene Gallego she murdered and r***d 10 woman with her husband and only got 16 years while these men have done one crime and their whole life was taken from them, this isn't to defend their actions but to point out that we are still trying to punish these 16 and 17 year old for these crimes decades later while we haven't even correctly sentenced the true monsters.

    • @neerajnongmaithem392
      @neerajnongmaithem392 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      you might say that a 17 year old can be tried as an adult, but is some cases even 15-16 year old are serving life sentences. you definitely don't have same control as an adult when you are 15

    • @user-fx5sw1cn7j
      @user-fx5sw1cn7j 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@neerajnongmaithem392 15 year olds are accountable to know that murder is not okay

    • @user-fx5sw1cn7j
      @user-fx5sw1cn7j 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@mikeyy425 the lesson is for all the people who have not committed murder yet, but will rethink their choices if they know that moving ahead with an act of murder will result in a life sentence

  • @paulskopic5844
    @paulskopic5844 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

  • @marismith4362
    @marismith4362 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    god bless these men & may your soul finally rest in peace mr sammy . i hope each one of these men future make a turn for the greater

  • @brentwoods1401
    @brentwoods1401 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +88

    “Even though I have a life sentence I prepare as if I’m going home tomorrow because who knows what may happen” They youth need to hear that. We all need to take heed to that. Stay prepared regardless🙏🏿👊🏿

    • @miamitten1123
      @miamitten1123 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

      The youth need to hear from people who are not commenting crimes.

  • @k.christensen6478
    @k.christensen6478 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +72

    Emmett Tills murderers NEVER went to prison! The Till family was just one of many thousands that never received justice or saw those who had killed their family members do any time in jail, and in most cases never made it to court. In this country some serve lifetimes and some never see a courtroom.

    • @beenie1111
      @beenie1111 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

      10000 percent right, white privilege, I'm from the UK and not black and I agree.

    • @lestercross5123
      @lestercross5123 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      We're trying to decide if lifetakers should be given back their lives if they become better people. Where does Emmett Till's legacy apply?

    • @tymac9127
      @tymac9127 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      What does Emmet Till have to do with these awful people.

    • @Barr994
      @Barr994 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@tymac9127 They say that because Emmet was brutally murder but never got his rightful justice and we all knew who did the crime but they didn't even put them away for a day. At only 14 he was beaten, shot in the head, had a large metal fan tied to his neck with barbed wire, and was thrown into the Tallahatchie River. The men who did it had what they did published into a magazine but was NEVER convicted guilty . I might be wrong but the point is these men have been in jail since teen but the adults whom committed the same act wont ever be arrested. Honestly what these people did was awful but that doesn't make them awful people we all make mistake even if that is not the mistake of taking someone life we all have done bad . life for a 17 year old but freedom for roy bryant and his accomplices. The legal system is sad.

    • @parrotperson1973
      @parrotperson1973 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@Barr994 You seem to be arguing in favor of double jeopardy. That's a very dangerous argument to make, and would come back to haunt you as endless public resources would be spent on trying and re-trying people the court of public opinion "knew" were guilty.

  • @chillyzilly6002
    @chillyzilly6002 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Dang! Makes you really appreciate and value the principles and the guidance your parents/Guardians/ or authority figured tried to teach you.

  • @TURTLELE
    @TURTLELE 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I have changed and etc, but honestly what would they even do outside the jail? If you murder someone you deserve to be behind bars for the rest of your life. No sympathy for most of them. There is also probably a reason why the twins don't write to daddy..

  • @CEDL4072
    @CEDL4072 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +59

    My ex is in jail right now for attempted murder of his girlfriend. He's looking at 20 to 40 years. I hope he gets the full 40. He had gone to prison before for attacking me but he only served 18 months. Prison didn't change him, it made him worse. So honestly, every situation is different. If it was up to me, my ex should be in jail for life. I guess he was lucky his girlfriend actually survived but I'm sure the trauma will stay forever of course. My attack occured more than 7 years ago but I still have severe trust issues. I have zero friendships and barely a support system. I only feel sorry for the innocently jailed or those serving ridiculously long sentences for something like marrijuana.

    • @JRams-ix6bt
      @JRams-ix6bt 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      He'll do about 3 years and come out on probation

    • @nytoaddis76
      @nytoaddis76 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      He needs to do 30 years with no parole.

    • @erikag7334
      @erikag7334 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Yes ma’am! Your feelings are valid. I agree with you 100%

  • @chatisawasteoftime
    @chatisawasteoftime 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +61

    How much money could be saved by releasing these prisoners should never be part of the discussion.

    • @RogerioPereiradaSilva77
      @RogerioPereiradaSilva77 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      It definitely should specially when keeping these men behind bars costs north of 70K dollars anually per individual to the tax payers. I certainly see the point of keeping violent, irredeemable criminals locked in prison "forever" but what benefit does society gain from incarcerating a 80-year old man since 1953 that can't harm a fly even if he wanted to? After all, isn't the rehabilitation of these people the main point of the whole concept of prisons?

    • @lightspeedrescue
      @lightspeedrescue 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@RogerioPereiradaSilva77 Say they just throw them out, then what? Leave them to die at the sidewalk beside the prison because they either have no families left, or nobody wants to be associated with them? Okay maybe we throw them out when they can still provide to society; nobody wants them because they have criminal record, too old, etc. They then have to resort to crime.
      There are a significant population of homeless people that are ex-criminals that were released after parole. Maybe have some critical thinking and realize no decision are good, but they have to keep them because they were sentenced to life with no chance of parole for a very good and specific reason. Life with no chance of parole is only reserved for the most heinous of crime either due to sheer gruesomeness or body count.

    • @karanjaggi8438
      @karanjaggi8438 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@RogerioPereiradaSilva77 rehab? it's for profit

    • @illusionxmuta
      @illusionxmuta 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      Death penalty could save that money.

    • @garycastronova7939
      @garycastronova7939 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@RogerioPereiradaSilva77a 72 year old judge was just arrested for killing his wife.....

  • @nmrmack
    @nmrmack 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    I am going to show this to my students.

  • @catcrazy336
    @catcrazy336 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

  • @ruthmelicharles5062
    @ruthmelicharles5062 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +60

    While some may feel sympathy for these men, consideration should be given to the victims and their families. The victims aren't here to tell their stories or to miss their families.
    Some of these men showed no mercy to their victims.
    Justice for some people means life in prison.
    I hope young people see this and understand the reality of prison life, so they'll make better decisions while free.

    • @hopeimoh4208
      @hopeimoh4208 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      So you'll stiill be a victim to a crime committed since 1955 in 2024???what's wrong with you people's heart when it comes to forgiveness?

    • @IspeakFacts-wx3gv
      @IspeakFacts-wx3gv 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      It's easy to say when you're not the family of any of the victims. Yeah, only when it happens to you.

    • @globalinsanity2652
      @globalinsanity2652 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      If they had committed those crimes today, with this no bail stuff, they'd probably get reduced sentences.
      The youth today are mowing down people left and right, but seems they're hardly brought to justice anymore.

    • @zerieth6620
      @zerieth6620 หลายเดือนก่อน

      If the crime is permanent ie you killed someone yes you get to sit in a cell for life. I personally oppose a life sentence with no parole before 25 but after that all bets are off. ​@hopeimoh4208

    • @f89jgb7
      @f89jgb7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Found the criminal ​@@hopeimoh4208

  • @joymahiko
    @joymahiko 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +99

    Parents - if you don't train and discipline your children, someone else will. His teacher. His principle. The policeman. The judge. Finally, the prison guard.

    • @tianachet713
      @tianachet713 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      All you really gotta do is be a black man

    • @thetruthhurts131
      @thetruthhurts131 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      ​@@tianachet713BS. So many Black men free that are doing the right thing

    • @alexandriamares1402
      @alexandriamares1402 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Well said.

    • @Dutchtreat-pn3cj
      @Dutchtreat-pn3cj 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I'm a single dad and i know that you have to talk with your children way more than discipline them.

    • @Ke4lx-s
      @Ke4lx-s 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@thetruthhurts131 so many more that aren't free

  • @vitashaw4126
    @vitashaw4126 13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This touched my heart. Taking care of the elderly and the dying is humbling to say the least. Awesome!

  • @WITH-THE-BUSINESS.
    @WITH-THE-BUSINESS. 24 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    *GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU GENTLEMEN*

  • @posysdogovych2065
    @posysdogovych2065 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +37

    While I have no doubt that they are changed people, prison isn't just about rehabilitation, it's about punishment. This wasn't some minor "mistake." They look the lives of someone who had friends and family who loved them.

    • @veevivian8975
      @veevivian8975 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Totally agree

  • @fouroverseven7799
    @fouroverseven7799 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +54

    I’m sorry… I don’t feel sorry for these men. I feel sorry for the people they killed and their families.

    • @Bringadingus
      @Bringadingus 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

      You can feel sorry for both.

    • @noire9601
      @noire9601 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      ​@Bringadingus Not really...
      Probably should have gotten the death penalty straight away! Now that's "justice".

    • @Bringadingus
      @Bringadingus 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@noire9601 That would be the barbarian viewpoint, sure.

    • @AnAdorableWombat1
      @AnAdorableWombat1 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      It’s ok to feel empathy for these men. It doesn’t make you weak or soft! It makes you human. Yes they took someone’s life. And for that, they don’t need to be in society. But, empathy doesn’t make you weak. You unhinged nega!

    • @jayydakidd5673
      @jayydakidd5673 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Exactly

  • @eliteguard225
    @eliteguard225 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    You take life, you do life.

  • @thechipman2473
    @thechipman2473 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Zero sympathy for them - you take a life you get life

  • @vagabond1776
    @vagabond1776 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +116

    Hindsight is 20/20. Everyone knows right from wrong. Having said that, I would respect the ones that better themselves and society…these are likely the only ones who really regret what they did. At the same time, having the victim’s family’s support makes an even greater difference.

    • @ra2186
      @ra2186 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      The only difference to me is having the victims support and that victim will never speak again, which says volumes.

  • @craigenputtock
    @craigenputtock 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +43

    Screw them. When you take someone's life, you forfeit your own. The great injustice here is that they are still alive, and the families of those they murdered have to pay to keep them alive.

  • @djb-illy8471
    @djb-illy8471 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Let that man out. 80years old . Let him live

  • @bobbrock4221
    @bobbrock4221 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    An ex gf and long time friend of mine committed a heinous act and is most certainly facing life in prison. I have been in a state of shock, sadness, anger, and confusion. I feel so bad for her, but at the same time every time I think about it I see the two innocent victims.. and then I get really mad. When I first heard about it I didn't know all of the details and I felt so bad for her, all I wanted to do was cry. But after I heard the details, that sadness turned into rage and confusion. I keep thinking of the memories we had, those are destroyed now. She will have to live with what she did for several decades. But I will also have to carry the fact that I was close friends for twenty years and dated someone for over a year who committed the most horrible crime you could possibly commit. I am now left to pick up all of the shattered pieces.

    • @jesusjehovah-ul9oq
      @jesusjehovah-ul9oq 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      What's the crime

    • @bobbrock4221
      @bobbrock4221 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@jesusjehovah-ul9oq double murder. I can't really go into many details because it's still a very fresh case. She already confessed, she is going to get a double life sentence for sure. They said they aren't going to go after the death penalty though. It's a crime so bad that it made me question my judgement of letting her into my life. It's a really tough thing to come to terms with. She had never even been to county jail before, now she is facing life. I feel bad for her but at the same time I don't at all.

    • @jesusjehovah-ul9oq
      @jesusjehovah-ul9oq 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Dang

    • @jesusjehovah-ul9oq
      @jesusjehovah-ul9oq 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Sorry 😔

  • @KamisKisses
    @KamisKisses 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +137

    It's relative isn't it? Some may have changed but some should never be released. The ones who went in as teens, are ones that deserve the option of parole at least

    • @persoro4015
      @persoro4015 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Any prisoner in the united states can argue that their punishment is too harsh, parole is too subjectibr

    • @user-bf8um5oj9q
      @user-bf8um5oj9q 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

      If the crime was murder, they don't deserve freedom. The victim will never get a second, third, fourth or fifth chance.

    • @ronswansonsdog2833
      @ronswansonsdog2833 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Except the parkland shooter ..

    • @angelinedeslandes2129
      @angelinedeslandes2129 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@user-bf8um5oj9qwe understand that the victim will never get a second chance but they deserve a second chance.

    • @user-bf8um5oj9q
      @user-bf8um5oj9q 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@angelinedeslandes2129 The victim deserves a 2nd chance yes. Too bad they will never get it.

  • @Parisred1996
    @Parisred1996 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +12

    I'm absolutely not the same person i was when I was 17 however I managed to get through it without stealing, pillaging, destroying or killing someone. I understand ALL the socioeconomic factors that cause people to do the things they do but still, actions have consequences.

  • @Ofc.2018
    @Ofc.2018 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    So they took someone's life and ended everything that person was to their family and friends FOREVER, now they want sympathy? Get out of here. Actions have consequences.

  • @user-tc1tw6ix7r
    @user-tc1tw6ix7r 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I needed to see this video thanks for sharing this message

  • @isntrael
    @isntrael 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    Actions have consequences

  • @Nov1706
    @Nov1706 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +43

    They can whine all they want about spending a life behind bars, but taking someone else's life has consequences. It doesn't matter how young you were or if you have changed. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

    • @diamondbedell1461
      @diamondbedell1461 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      But those consequences should come from God not another human being like a judge who is also a sinner potentially crooked or cheating on their spouse or had done wrong in youthful years but never was caught
      We has drop at murder but no sin is greater than the other

    • @johndavis9432
      @johndavis9432 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@diamondbedell1461Here on earth we make the laws and consequences not God.God was nowhere in sight when these people were being murdered.

    • @davidroberts7282
      @davidroberts7282 25 วันที่ผ่านมา

      I believe in God but what do you say to millions of Americans who are athiests, agnostics, or anti-thiests who might find your arguments here morally subjective, self-righteous, and claiming that an all-powerful, omniaware, omnipresent, omniconscience God is the sole arbiter of vengeance is one they don't believe in.

  • @frmtx777
    @frmtx777 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Don't feel bad at all.

  • @PostUp_Time
    @PostUp_Time 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    *PEOPLE LIVING 42 YEARS IN PRISON ENOUGH IS ENOUGH*

  • @longbeachmaumba7059
    @longbeachmaumba7059 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +92

    I see things from their perspective but I also see things from the perspective of the family of the life that they took. Tough call.

    • @Mcwollybob
      @Mcwollybob 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Even when a family doesn't want the convicted person to be given a sentence like this or put on death row, the family doesn't have a choice. Stuff like the death penalty have also been shown to not reduce crime. Long, cruel punishments like this don't usually help. What helps is rehabilitation. Many of the prisons are for-profit prisons run by capitalistic desires to make money off of people's suffering. And when you can make money by imprisoning people, that means there's an incentive to imprison as many people as possible. It's not a coincidence that most of the people imprisoned are people of color, people with disabilities like mental illnesses, and people who were living in poverty. These groups are not given help and compassion outside of prison and instead are screwed over by the societal systems we have in place, so that leads to more oppressed people being locked up. This video mentioned that 70% of the prisoners they were talking about are black. There's something wrong when populations that are way smaller than populations with privilege somehow magically make up most of the people in prison. There's also the fact that so many people in prison have not done crimes as bad as murder, yet those people are also given this same treatment. A prison system built on punishment instead of rehabilitation harms society far more.

    • @pabloassante5360
      @pabloassante5360 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Yes, but what does the family get by having them locked although they're no longer a threat to society? Revenge?

    • @th0master
      @th0master 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      @@pabloassante5360 I don’t know, you don’t know, we can’t possibly imagine what it’s like to go trough something like that… we can simply guess

    • @dkizzle3135
      @dkizzle3135 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@pabloassante5360 Unfortunately our society still seems to see revenge as a valid reason for punishment

    • @BearingMySeoul
      @BearingMySeoul 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      The family of the murder victim of the 80 year old man are probably dead?
      They should probably include the families in reviews for release. Louisiana is a pretty Christian state. I have a feeling more than half the families affected by these prisoners would be ok with their release.

  • @AlfonsoSwearengen
    @AlfonsoSwearengen 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    They are absolutely where they need to be ! Just ask their victims and their victims families.

    • @tajahutcherson1972
      @tajahutcherson1972 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      So you believe a teen's brain is fully developed?

    • @diamonddeliliah123
      @diamonddeliliah123 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Developed enough to know murder is wrong. Most other teens know that why don’t they?

  • @merkadioe9806
    @merkadioe9806 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Well this saddens me 😢.. but we know that the ones who committed murders are supposed to pay the price.. right?

  • @RaineyDevonshire
    @RaineyDevonshire 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    These poor criminals... How dare they hold people accountable for murder! It’s only murder for gods sake.

  • @fluffysox6072
    @fluffysox6072 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +19

    It’s hard to feel bad for them. The reason that they are in prison is because they denied someone else the right to their life. When you end someone’s life, you’ve ended your own. That’s how it should be. Their victims had hopes, dreams, plans and families. These men can beg the court system for mercy, but how many of their victims begged for mercy? Did the inmates provide the mercy to their victims that they now want? I hate to see another human suffer, however, there are two sides to these stories.

    • @ECBSJ
      @ECBSJ 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      The New York Times really lacking in constructive & useful content these days....

    • @Rundmc40
      @Rundmc40 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Not hard for everyone

  • @user-fp1st3zt8e
    @user-fp1st3zt8e 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    IT'S SAD WHEN YOU WANNA BE BURIED AT A PRISON LORD HAVE MERCY 😢😢😢 PRAYER'S 🙏🙏

  • @copyninja4707
    @copyninja4707 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    If you take a life no matter what age your life must be taken as well!

  • @theab5867
    @theab5867 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +113

    Allot people have commented about “murder isn’t a mistake” I agree. But I also wasn’t talking about murder I was talking about “ Making Mistakes” and the repercussions it can have.
    I think it’s so scary to think your mistakes can haunt you forever. Freedom is earned, you learn from mistakes to keep your freedom as you grow up but a mistake can happen in 60 seconds and freedom can be thrown away forever .🥺😩

    • @reddiver7293
      @reddiver7293 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      You can put it any way you want. But when you cross some lines, such as intentionally hurting someone and ending their life, you get put away for 2 reasons: 1) to protect society from a killer who might do it again & 2) to punish you for your crime.
      My humanity responded to these plaintive statements from guys who look like they could be your neighbor or in line with you at the grocery store.
      But they killed someone.
      Facts first.

    • @ilariabesana
      @ilariabesana 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +30

      the victims are also dead forever

    • @oldhollywoodangels
      @oldhollywoodangels 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

      there are mistakes...and there are murders

    • @davidwright873
      @davidwright873 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      @@ilariabesana yeah....lets prop them up, let them tell THEIR story...of the life they wish they had, the stories they wish they coulda had.....This is a silly propaganda piece....shameful for sure....

    • @blackkitty1774
      @blackkitty1774 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@reddiver7293then put every soldier who’s EVER fired a round and killed a human. They too are murderers.

  • @mmps18
    @mmps18 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +97

    The man talking about his twins shattered my heart.

    • @johnnysinfonia
      @johnnysinfonia 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      Same. devastating.

    • @A-rl4or
      @A-rl4or 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Same. I hope his children can see the pain in his face and how much he loves them.

    • @cestbonbon5961
      @cestbonbon5961 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      He only shattered your heart because he is white, you didn't feel any empathy for the old guy who served 66 years behind bars and ultimately died in prison and was buried there too 🤨.

    • @angeladavis2010
      @angeladavis2010 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      He made his choice, now suffer the consequences!!!!

    • @lostcub8572
      @lostcub8572 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      He didnt think about his twins while he was doing the crime. Alligator tears.

  • @mandyharrison3799
    @mandyharrison3799 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Very emotive indeed and one mistake can be life changing. I can see both sides of the argument. Harsh sentences indeed but the families of the victims will live with the pain forever. This video needs to be viewed in schools. Thought provoking indeed.

  • @LennoxLisa
    @LennoxLisa หลายเดือนก่อน

    The old man I want to cry for so bad. His eye are what broke my heart, you still see that 17 yr old boy. So much to love to him, he finally gets to be with his family ♥️🥹🥲

  • @drwalka10
    @drwalka10 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +18

    The narrator sounds like a future San Francisco District Attorney ... all empathy toward the perp and none for the victim

    • @Der.Geschichtenerzahler
      @Der.Geschichtenerzahler 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Exactly. Typical liberal news channel. These men are paying for the crimes they did and the lives they destroyed. You see they don't give any attention to those who were killed and their respective dreams that were shattered. They don't talk about the relatives and friends of those murdered that probably suffer up to this day. No, let's give the spotlight to the perpetrators of those crimes and twist the sense of justice by implying that keeping them in jail for a lifetime is evil. People do make mistakes and they may change over time, however what is done is done and the outcome for that must be paid any which way.

    • @xlkarma8446
      @xlkarma8446 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      You both need Jesus

    • @highlyfavored2434
      @highlyfavored2434 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Not a single mention of victims or their families or what their families think. Her voice is so irritating , poor journalism without taking a neutral stance while highlighting their plight.

  • @Zinky16
    @Zinky16 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The crazy part is that everyone knows just how traumatic a long prison sentence can be and yet we still have ppl out here committing all sorts of violent crime

  • @hello_its_me.
    @hello_its_me. 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    If you value your freedom, then keep it real and stay on the right side of the law.

  • @betsy5889
    @betsy5889 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +31

    Nope 👎🏽 Stay Right Where You Are And Do The Good Work You Are Doing ❤ We Are Happy For You That You Have Changed 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

    • @LydiLa222
      @LydiLa222 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Yep!

    • @AnAdorableWombat1
      @AnAdorableWombat1 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      😂😂😂 exactly! I feel empathy for these men, however, the family of the victims are living in eternal prisons every day they are without their loved one

    • @frmmyheart2urs880
      @frmmyheart2urs880 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      you feel that way until its ur son, father, uncle, etc.

    • @TruthTALKA
      @TruthTALKA 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      they took someone's son, father uncle etc @@frmmyheart2urs880

    • @erikag7334
      @erikag7334 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Yes exactly, I agree. They don’t need to be out here.

  • @StephStephs
    @StephStephs 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +49

    Oh man this is such a difficult topic. But someone was murdered in these cases. Their victims had their life taken away, and I'm sure it was not painless for them. Their families and friends also had to suffer due to these peoples' choices. They say "are you the same person you were at 16-17-18?" No, I'm not either, but you killed someone and impacted their/their families' lives forever, for the worse. Like someone else in the comments said, maybe they can help other people in prison while still remaining incarcerated. It is not fair to the victims and their families that convicted murderers can walk free. If they weren't given a fair trial or if it was an accident, that would be a different issue entirely, but it doesn't sound like that's the case here.

    • @str8cndian
      @str8cndian 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Agreed, the death penalty shoulb be upon them so we don't have to pay to keep em alive!

    • @dkizzle3135
      @dkizzle3135 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      What benefit does it give us to punish these people forever?

    • @wildheart2978
      @wildheart2978 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      @@dkizzle3135I think it's more about justice. Their victims don't get a second chance so, why should they?

    • @fouroverseven7799
      @fouroverseven7799 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      ​@@dkizzle3135 They ended lives. Why shouldn’t they be punished forever?

    • @GhastlyCretin85
      @GhastlyCretin85 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Amazing that this is the only rational comment I've seen here so far. All the bleeding hearts calling to let these guys out clearly never had to deal with a family member being murdered.

  • @clivegameinnmg7055
    @clivegameinnmg7055 25 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    66 years in prison, man thats too long. thats why i try by all means to live a good life, have a positive impact on my kids and stay out of trouble. quit alcohol also. im good and safe , stay out of the streets, no friends anymore. my family is my all

  • @carlosnarvaez5086
    @carlosnarvaez5086 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Don't like it , don't do the crime , don't break the law. Live a normal peaceful life , freedom is beautiful.

  • @pierrefab7185
    @pierrefab7185 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

    Locked up since 1953. That one broke me. I’m all for the justice system BUT at some point we have to check on some of these Lifer’s and see if they’ve made progress, see what strides they’ve made in the last 25/30 years.
    I’m only 30 and I’m not even the same person I was 4 years ago. Imagine 66 years.

    • @andreikope2518
      @andreikope2518 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      If they can bring back the dead yea why not

    • @OS-xt9ii
      @OS-xt9ii 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      That was heartbreaking. At 80 something years old and after spending 66 years in prison, what are we accomplishing really? it's not about rehabilitation or penalizing at this point, this is just about getting revenge.

  • @iplayoldschoolrunescape
    @iplayoldschoolrunescape 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    Unfornutely for people who serve long term sentences even if they do get out theyll most likely have an even harder time outside of prison trying to look for a job and a place to live. Unless theyre fully exonerated their life outside of prison will be a tough one.

  • @albertrodriguez5598
    @albertrodriguez5598 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    It’s really sad but if you take a life from a family that loves their son or daughter.. it’s only fair that you lose your life as a punishment by spending life in a prison 😞 people forget that these people literally murdered another human being

  • @Antron7000
    @Antron7000 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    the dead get no mercy, the dead don't get to change.

  • @Bailey2006a
    @Bailey2006a 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +32

    If one of these guys killed your mother or child, sympathy might be in short supply. Non violent crimes should be considered for parole. No one should be in prison for life for robbing a bank as a teenager. But, let’s face it…in the US you get the justice you can pay for… The hospice program is a great idea.

    • @PHlophe
      @PHlophe 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Bailee, the video isn't telling you that all committed murder and even then its not always telling that it was intentional. and its true that some bank robbers and most drug dealers are lifers also. You need to pay attention.

    • @biblereadingmum1239
      @biblereadingmum1239 13 วันที่ผ่านมา

      In the US ylu get a ridiculously long sentence because the news and the media wants to only pander to the victims families and not greater society

  • @pleasuretokill
    @pleasuretokill 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Now.... lets hear from the mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters of the people these guys killed. People that will never, ever live a day again. People who died extremely violently at the hands of these people who want a second chance at life...but gave their victims no chance.
    What I say? Leave it up to the families of the victims. If the person has served more than 20-25 years, has shown in every way, shape and form that theyve totally changed.... the final decision is made by the closest adult living relative of the person they killed. If they want to show mercy, fine. If they dont, in prison you stay. Thats more of a chance than the victim got.