Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Juvenile Lifer, 79, Rejects Deal For Parole. 'His View Is: He's Been In Long Enough'

By Philly, Oct 28, 2016 

Joseph Ligon has served 63 years in prison for two murders committed when he was 15 years old, making him the oldest and longest-serving juvenile lifer in the world.

Like 300 others from Philadelphia, he's eligible for a new sentence following a January Supreme Court decision banning life without parole for juveniles. But, when he received the District Attorney's offer - a deal for 50 years to life in prison that would make him immediately eligible for parole - the white-haired, 79-year-old declined on principle.

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