Eddy Zheng, who spent 21 years behind bars in California, walks through Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. He is now an Asian-American youth counsellor and advocate for prisoners. Photo: Nora Tam

Jailed for life in California, denied parole 12 times: how Chinese-American found redemption after prison

  • A Chinese immigrant arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng spent 21 years behind bars
  • A model prisoner who, since his release, has helped inmates and at-risk youth, he is the subject of an award-winning documentary about his life
Topic |   American films

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Eddy Zheng, who spent 21 years behind bars in California, walks through Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. He is now an Asian-American youth counsellor and advocate for prisoners. Photo: Nora Tam
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