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Preview: A crooked judge, 3,000 teens, a call for justice in documentary “Kids for Cash”

Kids for Cash

In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small Pennsylvania town elected a charismatic judge who claimed he would keep kids in line. During his tenure, he sent more than 3,000 children to jail, for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page, in exchange for millions of dollars from the privately owned juvenile detention centers where the kids — most of them only in their early teens — were incarcerated. 

Kids for Cash, a riveting documentary film that chronicles the scandal, opens this weekend at AMC Phipps Plaza. The 7 p.m. screenings on Friday and Saturday will be followed by a Q&A with producer Lauren Timmons.

Read about the scandal and the film in this article published by Kennesaw State University’s Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

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