Kids for Cash (2014)

Kids for Cash
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 42mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords corruption, courtroom, family, judge, juvenile delinquent, lawyer, legal, money, Pennsylvania, prison, small town, teen, 2008
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Edward Marritz Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Jay Gillespie Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Poppy Das Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
John Weekley Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Poppy Das Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Brook Music n/a 120781 8000001
Mark Mandler Sound n/a 120816 14000001
John Paino Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Season Kent Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Robert May Producer n/a 3 3000002
Lauren Timmons Producer n/a 3 3000001
Hillary Transue Himself n/a 121208 1000004
Justin Bodner Himself n/a 121208 1000003
Michael Conahan Himself n/a 121208 1000002
Amanda Lorah Herself n/a 121209 1000005
Sandy Fonzo Herself n/a 121209 1000006
Robert May Director n/a 2 2000001
Terrie Morgan-Besecker Herself n/a 121209 1000008
Charlie Balasavage Himself n/a 121208 1000007
Mark Ciavarella Himself n/a 121208 1000001
Synopsis
Beginning in the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line. Under his reign, over 3,000 children were ripped from their families and imprisoned for years for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page. When one parent dared to question this harsh brand of justice, it was revealed that the judge had received millions of dollars in payments from the privately-owned juvenile detention centers where the kids-most of them only in their early teens-were incarcerated. Charting the previously untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal, the film reveals a shocking American secret told from the perspectives of the villains, the victims and the unsung heroes who helped uncover it.