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2 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Efren Paredes. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Efren Paredes, often where they are interviewed.

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Juvenile Life without Parole: Efren Paredes and the fight for his life

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In this episode of The Reality Dysfunction we talk to Efren Paredes Jr, who at age 15 was convicted of a murder he did not commit.  He has been incarcerated for the past 31 year.  He battled tirelessly to overturn the Juvenile Life Without Parole Laws in the country, which changed in 2012.  After battling the Berrien County prosecutor for 10 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that youth should not be sentenced to life without parole Efren will finally be entering the court room next week on Oct. 5 for his last chance to appeal to the Berrien County court to stop pursuing a sentence of life and give him a term of years.  Which would make him eligible for parole immediately after the resentencing hearing.  In effect he has been held in the MDOC system without a legal sentence for 10years, on top of already having served 21 years for a crime he did not committee. 

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Oct 01 2020 · 54mins
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State of Michigan vs. Efren Paredes Jr.

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Efren Paredes Jr. received a juvenile life without the possibility of parole (JLWOP) sentence in 1989 at just 16 years old, for a high-profile murder in the small town of St. Joseph, MI. Efren has been in prison for over 31 years and is running out of options to prove his innocence. Efren calls in from the Michigan Department of Corrections to discuss his case and the negative impact of race and the media on his conviction while Jake Sussman, the managing director of The Justice Collaborative, explains why JLWOP sentences need to be abolished.

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Aug 31 2020 · 46mins