Quote; "There are more than 50,000 children locked in American jails and prisons on any given Monday. More than 67 percent of them are children of color. A new documentary from Fusion examines how they end up there and how their time behind bars impacted their lives.
“Prison Kids: A Crime Against America’s Children,”
features interviews with people who spent their youth in the juvenile
justice system. The result is an hour-long doc - narrated by actress
Gabourey Sidibe - that not only tells their personal stories, but
exposes the far-reaching tentacles of a system that statistics show leads to increased probability of adult incarceration, sexual victimization and suicide for the minors who are tangled in it.
Fusion also started a petition asking the federal government to ban solitary confinement for minors.
The full-length “Prison Kids: A Crime Against America’s Children” is available now on Fusion. Go to: http://www.colorlines.com/articles/watch-%E2%80%98prison-kids%E2%80%99-documentary-explores-juvenile-justice-system