Kids for Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high-stakes corruption, Kids for Cash exposes a shocking American secret. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town celebrates a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line… until one parent dares to question the motives behind his brand of justice. This real-life thriller reveals the untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal and the chilling aftermath of lives destroyed in the process—a stunning emotional roller coaster.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Without sensationalizing his already scandalous material, Mr. May arranges the contributions of reporters, lawyers and anguished relatives of young offenders into a shocking and impartial portrait of justice denied and childhoods erased.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 02.27.2014
[A] harrowing documentary.Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, 02.27.2014
Deeply shocking and continually surprising.Ronnie Scheib, Variety, 12.03.2013
A vital, urgent and infuriating look at the devastating failures of the juvenile court system and the insidious reach of prison privatization.Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times, 03.06.2014