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Maria J. Langer Movies at Mercyhurst: Kids for Cash

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:00pm
Taylor Little Theatre

Kids for Cash is a riveting look behind a scandal that rocked the nation in 2009. A charismatic judge in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, hell-bent on keeping kids in line, imprisoned more than 3,000 children for years for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page. It was eventually revealed that the judge had received millions of dollars in payments from the privately-owned juvenile detention centers where the kids were incarcerated. Bob Blakely, Erie County’s chief juvenile probation officer, will be on hand to discuss the kids for cash scandal and how Pennsylvania has responded

Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and $1 for Mercyhurst students with ID. For tickets, call 814-824-3000 or visit miac.mercyhurst.edu.

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