Dakota Midday: The Future of Paul Dean Jensen

Jun 6, 2016

Paul Dean Jensen was serving life without parole for the murder and kidnapping of Mike Hare when the U.S. Supreme Court gave Jensen a second chance. The inmate was 14 years old when he committed his crimes. He was tried as an adult, and under South Dakota law at the time, his life sentence was mandatory. He spent almost 20 years in prison, and then his sentence was reconsidered at a hearing in Fort Pierre, held on Thursday and Friday last week. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks covered the hearing and brings you the story of Mike Hare, the boy who killed him, and the debate about the future of Paul Dean Jensen.

Photo courtesy Free Paul Dean Jensen Facebook page