3,000 kids. 1 judge. Millions of dollars. This riveting doc reveals the untold stories of a judicial scandal that rocked a nation and the chilling aftermath of the lives destroyed in the process. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a charismatic and celebrated Pennsylvania judge, hell-bent on keeping kids in line, ripped over 3,000 children from their families and imprisoned them for years for petty crimes, until one parent dared to question the motives behind his brand of justice. Charting the previously untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal, “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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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
96 Ratings
96 Ratings

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  • Average 7.6/10
  • Fresh 32
  • Rotten 3

Critics Consensus: Dispassionately presented yet frequently enraging, Kids for Cash uses the fallout from one horrific scandal to offer a thought-provoking critique of the justice system in general.

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Studio
FilmBuff
Genre
Documentary
Released

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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