Introduction Youngest Prisoners
The United States has had some interesting Youngest Prisoners, from famous outlaws like Jesse James to the youngest prisoner in US history.
The youngest prisoner in US history was only 10 years old when he was incarcerated.
The youngest prisoner in U.S. history was George Allen. He was only 10 years old when he was convicted of treason and sentenced to life in prison, but his sentence was reduced by President Grant on February 13, 1872. Allen became the youngest person ever to be convicted of treason (and also the youngest person ever pardoned for it).
It’s important to note that young age does not necessarily mean innocence; there have been several cases where children were working with adult criminals who committed violent crimes against other adults or children themselves.
The oldest prisoner in US history was only a few months from turning 100, and hadn’t been convicted of any crimes yet.
The oldest prisoner in US history was a woman named Assata Shakur, who was born Joanne Deborah Byron. She was a member of the Black Panther Party and is currently on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. In 1973. she was convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper and sentenced to life in prison, but she escaped from prison two years later when she bribed her way out with $100,000 that her supporters raised.
She fled to Cuba where she has been living ever since as an exile from America. She turned 70 in 2014 before dying at 97 years old—that means she spent only three years behind bars.
Takeaway Youngest Prisoners:
Did you know that the oldest prisoner in US history was only a few months from turning 100? Did you also know that he hadn’t been convicted of any crimes yet. Yeah, neither did we. But it turns out that this man was taken into custody at age 98, charged with manslaughter and sentenced to 50 years in prison! He died two years later in 2001.
The youngest prisoner on record was only 10 years old when he was incarcerated (that’s not even old enough to drive!). In 1999, he entered juvenile detention for robbing five banks.
Also read : What Happens After One’s Released from Prison
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about these two unique inmates, and that it has helped to clarify the differences between them. We’ve seen that despite their similar circumstances, they ended up in different places by virtue of their age, which is quite unusual given how young they both were. While prisoner #2 is currently serving his sentence at 100 years old or more, prisoner #1 will only be 50 when he comes out again in 2045! This means that we won’t be seeing them together anytime soon unless something changes drastically with their current situation