KENNETH REAMS' LIFE
As a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Kenneth Reams was born to a 15-year-old teen mom in 1974. His childhood in harsh poverty was defined by abuse, neglect, hardship, and later crime.
KENNETH REAMS' CASE
At the age of 18, Kenneth Reams who is African-American was sentenced to death as an accomplice in a botched robbery that resulted in the death of a white man named Gary Turner. He became the youngest in- mate on death row in Arkansas.