Bobby Bostic and the Judge who sentenced him to 241 years in prison

Written by Melissa Bee

February 9, 2023

Our friend Bobby Bostic has a familiar name for many with an interest in prison reform, and juvenile life sentences.

Locked up at 16 years old for crimes committed as a juvenile, Judge Evelyn Baker sentenced him to 241 years in 1995, believing that teens had no ability to rehabilitate. In the end, that same judge, now retired, worked with the ACLU to see him released him on parole after 27 years behind bars.

Now 43, Bobby has been home since November 2022, and is demonstrating what Judge Baker came to realize, that people do deserve second chances. Hear Bobby and Judge Baker tell their intersecting stories. Bobby reads from one of his 14 published books, Life Goes On In Prison.

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