Kids for Cash

Directed by Robert May

Release Year: 2013
Running Time: 104
Color Type: Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English [audio]
Closed Captioned: Yes
Genres: Documentary
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Directed by Robert May

Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind a notorious scandal that rocked the nation. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine High School, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line. Under his reign, over 3,000 children were ripped from their families and imprisoned for years over petty crimes. When one parent dared to question his harsh brand of justice, it was revealed the judge had received millions of dollars in payments from the privately-owned juvenile detention centers where the kids were incarcerated. In this thrilling true crime documentary, director Robert May exposes the scandal behind the headlines, featuring extensive, exclusive access to the judges behind the scheme.

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"A Sobering look at rough and questionable juvenile "justice," this is highly recommended." ★★★★ Charles Cassidy,

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