Although the case of Paul Henry Gingerich is settled and not currently active in the courts, it continues to command the attention of media in Indiana because of the changes in state law that it brought about. This is a story that ran last Wednesday on WRTV-6, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis.
Should juvenile offenders serve time in adult prison?
by Chris Proffitt, WRTV
July 16, 2014
Indiana judges are using a change in state laws to keep juvenile offenders sentenced as adults out of adult prisons.Paul Gingerich was only 12 when he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and he is believed to be the youngest person in Indiana ever sentenced to prison as an adult. Now at age16, he’s in a juvenile detention facility, but has since become the de facto face of children sentenced to serve time in adult prisons.