Kids Behind Bars (2008)

Director/Producer: Lise Zumwalt
Series Producer: Brian Breger

In the 1990’s, many states began sentencing minors to adult prison to stop juvenile crime, but Colorado took a more progressive approach. Kids Behind Bars (50 minutes) profiles two teen felons at Colorado’s Youthful Offender System, the only program of its kind in the country, where kids are given one last chance at rehabilitation. Kids Behind Bars aired as part of National Geographic's Lockdown series.