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MIPTV Picks 2015 – Kid Criminals

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.
April 1, 2015


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.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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