Partners: Plum Pictures for Channel 4; distributed by Hat Trick International
Length: 2 x 60 minutes
Aired: February 2015 (UK)
Rights available: Worldwide
This hard-hitting, two-part film takes viewers into Indiana’s juvenile prisons, in which kids as young as 12 can be put behind bars. And though the inmates may be children, the crimes committed can be horribly shocking. But with an emphasis on treatment, the prisons aim to equip the inmates with the skills they need to successfully reintegrate into society. Kid Criminals gives the viewer a glimpse into this world through profiles of the kids themselves, prison guards and staff, and through examining the family lives of those who are spending significant parts of their childhood locked up.
- RS West ’18