Journalist William Ecenbarger won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Three Mile Island disaster for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a George L. Polk Award for his coverage of corruption in the Pennsylvania Legislature. In Kids for Cash, Ecenbarger exposes a shocking case that made headlines across the country. Two Pennsylvania judges were convicted of accepting $2.6 million in bribes from the owners of privatized juvenile detention centers in exchange for sentencing thousands of kids to jail, some as young as 11 years old. Kids for Cash illustrates what happens when corruption undermines the systems that are designed to protect the most vulnerable members of American society.
Presented in partnership with the Juvenile Law Center.
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