For a brief time, Newton was in Maryland's work release program and his family could spend time with him outside the prison walls. Now that work release is no longer an option, the weight of his life sentence is almost too much for his family to bear.
They believe Odell is a reformed man -- that he's not the same person he was at 16. They're still holding out hope for his release, but the prospects are very grim.
via The Atlantic
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