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`Kids For Cash' documentary to be screened in NYC

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 16, 2013 3:16 AM
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(Philadelphia) -- A documentary about a juvenile justice scandal in northeastern Pennsylvania will have its premiere this weekend at a New York film festival.

``Kids For Cash'' will be shown Sunday at the festival called DOC NYC.

The film directed by Robert May examines the case of two former Luzerne County judges now serving lengthy prison terms. Prosecutors say the judges locked away thousands of children at for-profit detention centers -- often for minor offenses -- in exchange for payments from the facilities' builder and co-owner.

Last year, a federal judge approved a nearly $18 million settlement for 1,600 juveniles who said they were wrongfully incarcerated.

``Kids for Cash'' will also have a special screening in Philadelphia on February 5th, two days before it's released in theaters nationwide.

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