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Congressman Tony Cardenas

Representing the 29th District of California

WEDNESDAY: CÁRDENAS, SEN. CASEY TO DISCUSS “KIDS FOR CASH”

Apr 7, 2014
Press Release
U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will join U.S. Sen. Robert Casey (D-Penn.) Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., hosting a viewing and panel discussion of the documentary “Kids for Cash.”

WEDNESDAY: CÁRDENAS, SEN. CASEY TO DISCUSS “KIDS FOR CASH” 

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will join U.S. Sen. Robert Casey (D-Penn.) Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., hosting a viewing and panel discussion of the documentary “Kids for Cash.”

“Kids for Cash” is a documentary regarding a scandal that began in Luzerne County,

Pennsylvania. A local judge sentenced more than 3,000 children to prison for years, after they were found guilty of crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page. Following parental inquiries, it was revealed that the judge had received millions

of dollars in payments from the privately-owned juvenile detention centers where the kids, many in their early teens, were incarcerated.

The two lawmakers will be joined on the discussion panel by Marsha Levick of the Juvenile Law Center; Director Robert May, who directed “Kids for Cash” and two children from the film, Hillary Transue and Justin Bodnar.

The event will take place in the United States Capitol Visitor Center North Orientation Theater.

WHAT:                   Screening and Panel Discussion of “Kids for Cash”
WHEN:                  Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:                U.S. Capitol Vistor Center North Orientation Theater
WHO:                    U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas
                               U.S. Sen. Robert Casey

                               Panel participants

 

 

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