Source — The Telegraph

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USA : prison lifer turns down parole after 63 years behind bars

79-year-old who has spent most of his life in a Philadelphia prison has turned down the chance of parole, claiming he should be released outright without any future supervision.
The Philadelphia Inquirer examined the case of Joseph Ligon, who has been in prison since the age of 15, reporting that he rejected the deal out of principle.

Mr Ligon, thought to be the lonest-serving juvenile lifer in the world, has spent the last 63 years behind bars after being handed a life sentence for his role in the murder of two people in 1953. He claims he did not commit the murders.

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