State of Michigan vs. Efren Paredes Jr.

Efren Paredes Jr. received a juvenile life without the possibility of parole (JLWOP) sentence in 1989 at just 16 years old, for a high-profile murder in the small town of St. Joseph, MI. Efren has been in prison for over 31 years and is running out of options to prove his innocence. Efren calls in from the Michigan Department of Corrections to discuss his case and the negative impact of race and the media on his conviction while Jake Sussman, the managing director of The Justice Collaborative, explains why JLWOP sentences need to be abolished.


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