Free Screening/Discussion of FRONTLINE's Second Chance Kids
KUED, in collaboration with Voices for Utah Children, KUER 90.1, and The City Library will host a screening of FRONTLINE: Second Chance Kids Thursday, July 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 S. The film explores the fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling.
A panel discussion after the screening, moderated by award-winning journalist Whitney Evans of KUER, features Monica Greene from Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys, LLC and Judge Mary Noonan of the Fourth District Juvenile Court. Formerly incarcerated juvenile offenders be in attendance to add to the discussion regarding various juvenile crimes.
Starting in the mid-2000s, a series of Supreme Court rulings began to make the case that kids are different than adults when it comes to crime — more vulnerable to outside pressures, more impulsive, and therefore less culpable for their crimes. In the 2012 case Miller v. Alabama, the justices said that mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles were unconstitutional. Importantly, the court said that a juvenile’s background and personal circumstances were clearly relevant to their sentencing.
In the wake of those rulings, states have moved to reconsider how they punish juveniles — and what they do with the roughly 2,230 inmates serving life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles.
Seating to the screening is limited. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, July 10.
More information is available at www.kued.org/events
Salt Lake City Main Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2804