MTV gets “Cuff’d”

The moments after a young offender is arrested are the focus of MTV's upcoming half-hour documentary series from Down In Front Entertainment.
August 16, 2011

The moments after a young offender is arrested are the focus of Cuff’d, an upcoming MTVs half-hour documentary series produced by Down In Front Entertainment.

Premiering on August 29 at 11 p.m. EST/PST, the fly-on-the-wall series documents what happens to these young people as they process what they’ve done on the ride to the precinct for booking.

Each episode of Cuff’d will follow approximately six young perpetrators engaging with arresting officers.

“These interactions are both revealing and intense, as youth offenders open up about their lives and process the mistakes that have brought them to this critical point – while police officers offer advice and guidance,” says MTV.

“We are honored to work with MTV and to use Cuff’d as a platform to reach young people at one of the most precarious times in their lives and to make them aware of the consequences involved with criminal offenses,” said Officer Craig Sipple, of the Upland Police Department in Upland, California. “Our hope is that other viewers will watch the show and avoid the behavior that has led the youth offenders featured to being taken into custody.”

Michael Scheniker and Rob Dorfman serve as executive producers for Down In Front Entertainment, and for MTV, Dave Sirulnick, Marshall Eisen, George McTeague and Nomi Leidner executive produce the series. The executive in charge of production of series for MTV is Jonathan Mussman.

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