IN THE NEWS | The Nation’s Oldest Juvenile Lifer, Joe Ligon, Left a PA Prison after 68 Years
The Nation’s Oldest Juvenile Lifer, Joe Ligon, Left A PA Prison after 68 Years
Feb 11, 2021
by Samantha Melamed
He won release through a legal maneuver that has given hope to hundreds of other juvenile lifers all serving lifetime parole.
It’s a privilege earned over 68 years, as the oldest and longest-serving juvenile lifer in the country. He’s been imprisoned since 1953, when he was just 15 years old.