33 years and counting. I was born in 1970. I'm 33 now. I've lived in a couple countries, traveled to many, learned new languages, been drunk, made love, gotten married. I've lived a good life and had rich experiences. In the year of my birth a man called Junior Allen stole a $140 black-and-white TV in North Carolina. He was 30 years old and he was sent to jail for his crime. He's still there at age 63. He has applied for parole 26 times and been turned down every single time. The parole commission that rejected his latest request gave as its reason: "Your release at this time would unduly depreciate the seriousness of the crime." My entire life. This man has served its equal in years for theft of a television set. Read all about it.