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Pennsylvania let 70 teen killers out of prison in the last year. Here’s what happened.

September 6, 2017 GMT

By Staff

For the first time in a generation, Pennsylvania prisons are releasing convicted murderers by the dozen.

In the past year, 70 men and women — all locked away as teens — have quietly returned to the community after decades behind bars. They’re landing their first jobs, as grocery store cashiers and line cooks, addiction counselors and paralegals. They are, in their 50s and 60s, learning to drive, renting their first apartments, trying to establish credit, and navigating unfamiliar relationships. They’re encountering the mismatch between long-held daydreams and the hard realities of daily life.

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