Kids for Cash 2014 PG-13 CC

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3,000 kids. 1 judge. Millions of dollars. This riveting doc reveals the untold stories of a judicial scandal that rocked America and the chilling aftermath of the lives destroyed in the process. "Kids for Cash" reveals a shocking American secret told from the perspectives of the villains, the victims and the unsung heroes who helped uncover the scandal

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1 hour 42 minutes

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Kids for Cash

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Documentary
Director Robert May
Studio FilmBuff
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This is a story that definitely needed to be told.
Go Cubs
Really sad that the very people that you expect to enforce the law do things like this!
Diane Schneider
Who now suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By NewAgeMama TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 23, 2014
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Former Judge Conohan currently serving seventeen years in Federal Prison, and Former Judge Ciavarella currently serving twenty eight years in Federal Prison isn't enough justice or punishment for these two! Former Judge Ciavarella incarcerated three thousand children. With kickbacks from the detention facilities.

All families need to watch this documentary, And this happened in a small town in Pennsylvania just a couple hours from where I live with my husband, my daughter who is ten and my son who is seven. This was horrifying, frightening and sad to watch. To think that petty juvenile pranks, and other actions such as hair pulling girl fight, or even a teenager cursing at an adult landed these teens and younger in a discusting, filthy Juvenile Detention Center. All at the hands of former Judge Ciavarella. As a parent, this brought goose bumps and tears to watch. No parent should have to watch their child be taking away in shackles!

These kids were tried by Judge Ciavarella and sentenced without Attorney representation. It is heart wrenching watching and listening to these young children and their parents tell their stories. One young girl tells how she pleaded please put her on house arrest, she misses her family, and she will never fight again. She spent four years before going home. Who now suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. One teen tells how he made sure there weren't any roaches before laying down.

Bids were being submitted for a new Juvenile Detention Center. To no surprise Mericle Builder (referred by Judge Ciavarella), got the bid. So Judge Conohan and Judge Ciavarella got a finders fee from Mr. Mericle of 10% of his construction cost. Which totaled 2.2 million dollars. This isn;t illegal in Real Estate, but is illegal when Judge Ciavarella didn't advice the people of judicial decisions.

This is a movie I intend to watch with other family members. And will suggest to others as well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Melchiondo on May 24, 2014
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Hard to imagine that is something which occurred so very recently in Pennsylvania. Kids For Cash is a movie that all parents must watch and learn from, as corruption, greed and ignorance will be with us forever! Never waive your child's right to an attorney. I am so grateful for the participation of all involved in this nightmare and I wish them well.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Sloan Young on June 10, 2014
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This moving documentary shows with great emotional power how a corrupt juvenile court judge ad the corrections industry conspired to destroy the lives of several adolescents whose offenses hardly seemed to fit the category of criminal behavior.
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While many will see this as a massive failure of the criminal justice system for youth, in truth there is nothing
wrong with the system, but there is plenty wrong with some of the participants.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Diane Schneider on June 4, 2014
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found it to be very troubling! Really sad that the very people that you expect to enforce the law do things like this!
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By MommaJBeans on September 12, 2014
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Great documentary. Very surprised to see an adequate representation of both sides of the story. Emotional and thought provoking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kerri Stahl on August 7, 2014
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interesting doc
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