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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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