Independent Lens

Sentencing Children: Reforming State Sentencing Laws

Clip: Special | 5m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

A group of Tennessee state legislators, lawyers and judges are trying to prepare a bill that would reform state sentencing laws for juveniles who have committed serious crimes, including Cyntoia Brown of the film Me Facing Life. Tennessee has some of the strictest juvenile sentencing laws in the country. Part of the “Sentencing Children” series originally published by The Tennessean newspaper.

Aired: 08/10/17

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Life and Death in Brooks County

Interview

Life and Death in Brooks County

Missing in Brooks County filmmakers talk about why they wanted to tell this gripping but harrowing story, how they were able to get different perspectives, and whether they've been able to get the documentary in front of politicians.

Read More