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A lifetime in prison: Cheryle tells her grandson's story

Juvenile-in-Justice

Late last year we received an email from Cheryle Abul-Husn of Whiting, Indiana that said, with devastating simplicity: “I would like to tell you the story of my grandson, arrested at 15, serving a 60-year sentence for a murder he did not commit.” Cheryle’s grandson Martin Anthony Villalon Jr., who goes by Anthony, currently resides in the Wabash Correctional Facility in Indiana. He is 20 years old. In conversations with Cheryle she told me, “I used to believe in the system too..."

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