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Kids in Jail

Kids in Jail (Trailer)

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With unprecedented access, this documentary paints an intimate, complex portrait of kids in jail. The film raises difficult yet vital questions about at-risk youth and young offenders, and asks: Should we be doing more to help them?

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

  • writer
    Larry Lynn
  • director
    Larry Lynn
  • producer
    Tracey Friesen
  • associate producer
    Catrina Longmuir
  • narrator
    Larry Lynn
  • editor
    Daryl Bennet
    Manfred Becker
  • cinematographer
    Larry Lynn
  • original score
    James Lynn
  • additional score
    Daryl Bennett
  • sound design
    Jon Ritchie
  • motion graphics
    Pablo Margain
    Victor Cuellar
  • production assistant
    Gordon Guo
    Damian Kuehn
  • re-recording engineer
    Jon Ritchie
  • post-production services
    Finale Editworks
  • colourist
    Lorne Wright
  • production coordinator
    Teri Snelgrove
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
    Janine Steele
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen



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Ages 16 to 18

Family Studies/Home Economics - Adolescent Development
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues
Social Studies - Law
Social Studies - Social Policies and Programs

The Youth Justice Act’s goal is to ensure a fair and effective youth justice system. What are some of the reasons why the law treats offenders aged 12 to 17 differently from adult offenders? In adult correctional facilities, male and female prisoners are segregated. Should this be the case for youth offenders as well? Why do so many offenders return to correctional facilities after they have been released from these institutions? Are there ways of reducing recidivism rates?

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