Alex and Derek King appeared on "The Today Show" Tuesday in their first live interview since getting released from jail following their convictions of murdering their father. Alex was 12 years old when he killed his father in Florida. Derek was 13. It happened in 2001.
Now the two are grown up, out of prison and looking to start new lives. They are enrolling in community college and looking for jobs. On "The Today Show," Matt Lauer noted how many people don't consider prison to be rehabilitating, but rather, a training ground for better criminals. Derek responded that inmates must choose whether they are going to use their time behind bars to improve their lives and address what got them there in the first place, or whether they are going to follow a different, more sinister path. The King Brothers say they chose the latter.
What are your thoughts about rehabilitation in prison? Is it possible? Should it better encouraged and supported?