Boys to Men

“Mr. Songster said he never felt ‘entitled’ to be free. I can’t wash the blood off my hands that’s on my hands,’ he said. But the emerging research, which showed brains aren’t fully developed until people get into their 20s, gave him new understanding. ‘It made me curious about myself,’ Mr. Songster said of the research. ‘I knew I was a good person, but I couldn’t reconcile the person that I became and I know I am with the person that committed that horrible act.'” None of men in this article suggest that they didn’t do anything wrong. They just suggest that they were boys when they did it. And Philadephia agrees. NYT (Gift Article): Sentenced to Life as Boys, They Made Their Case for Release.

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