New Sentence For Lifer: 200 Years In Prison, Eligible For Parole In Five Years

Jun 6, 2016

Sixth Circuit Presiding Judge John L. Brown
Credit Photo by Victoria Wicks

Twenty years after committing murder, South Dakota penitentiary inmate Paul Dean Jensen has been given a reduced sentence. Sixth Circuit Presiding Judge John L. Brown heard testimony for two full days, June 2-3, before setting the new sentence at 200 years. Jensen, just 14 at the time of the crime, had an extensive juvenile history, but supporters say he's found religion behind bars.

Paul Jensen, right, now 34 years old, sits beside his attorney, Jeff Larson.
Credit Photo by Victoria Wicks