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“Young Kids, Hard Times,” an extraordinary documentary on youth prosecuted as adults, will premiere on MSNBC Sunday, November 20th at 7 p.m. PST.

The one-hour documentary, narrated by Rick Springfield, throws back the veil on the reality of young kids serving long sentences in adult prisons.

The film’s producers will host a live chat during and after the film on their Facebook page.

Here are some facts about juvenile sentencing in the United States:

  • In 22 states plus the District of Columbia, children as young as¬†seven can be tried and sentenced in adult court.
  • The United States remains the only country in the world that still sentences juveniles to life without parole.
  • Youth prosecuted and incarcerated in adult facilities are at dramatically greater risk of sexual assaults and are 36-times more likely to commit suicide than youth in juvenile detention.
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