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After 68 years in prison, America’s oldest juvenile lifer was released

Joe Ligon outside his lawyer's office in Philadelphia after his February 11 release.

By Heather Law and Evan Simko-Bednarski

CNN

(CNN) Joe Ligon, believed to be the oldest and longest-serving juvenile lifer in the United States, has been released from a Pennsylvania prison after spending nearly seven decades behind bars.

Ligon was incarcerated in February 1953 at the age of 15, given a mandatory life sentence after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a robbery and stabbing spree in Philadelphia with four other teenage boys. The crime left six people wounded and two people…

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