Over 60 Years In Prison and He Refuses Parole. WHY?

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For the last 15 years the United States has held the number one spot for the highest incarceration rate in the world. Black men disproportionally outnumber Latino and white men in prison. The problems with prisons in the US has been historically complexed; plagued with racism, corrupted police, forced to plead guilty despite being innocent, and of course the rise of for profit jails that encourages long-term imprisonment of otherwise reformable prisoners.

Joseph Ligon was only 16 years old when he was convicted of murdering two men in Philadelphia.

He was one of the youths charged with stabbing to death Charles Pitts and Jackson Hamm in Point Breeze.

From day one Ligon has proclaimed his innocence.

Today he is considered the longest serving juvenile in the world living the last 63 years of his life behind bars.

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