MINOR INJUSTICE Director: Jonathan Seaborn, Emily de Santos Country: USA, Running Time: 69 min Texas is now one of only 4 states that charges 17 year olds as adults. Current Texas sentencing laws ignore recent scientific evidence on adolescent development and neuroscience, and the states current parole system provides no viable mechanism for reviewing a case after a young person has grown up and matured. Can we morally keep sending our youth to adult prisons?
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83 DAYS Director: Andrew Paul Howell Country: USA, Running Time: 29 min 83 Days is the story of the youngest person in US history to be put to death by electric chair. In 1944, in the segregated southern town of Acolu, SC, a 14 year old black boy George Stinney Jr. fights for his life after being wrongly accused of the murder of 2 young white girls.
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