TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 13, 2015

The January installment of Lipscomb University’s HumanDocs Film Series will be "Kids for Cash," which screens Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the Shamblin Theater. The film centers on the story of former Pennsylvania juvenile judge Mark Ciavarella, sentenced to 28 years after receiving millions of dollars from private juvenile detention facilities where he was assigning kids. While the documentary offers a surprisingly nuanced portrait of Ciavarella, it also explores general issues with the U.S. juvenile justice system. A panel discussion will include Preston Shipp, attorney and former prosecutor, and Phyllis Hildreth, academic director of Lipscomb’s Institute for Conflict Management. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Ted Parks.