15 To Life Film Screening & Discussion

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Louisiana Center for Children's Rights says
Join the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans for a free screening and discussion of 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story, a documentary about a young man facing life without parole for a crime he committed as a teenager.

For over a decade, Kenneth believed he would die behind bars. But in 2010, a Supreme Court ruling gave him hope for a second chance. Following Kenneth's legal battle for release, the film is a powerful testament to a child’s remarkable capacity to change, and a stinging indictment of a penal system that routinely condemns children to die in prison. Watch the trailer here: http://15tolifethefilm.com/trailer/

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion based in Washington, D.C., including the filmmaker, Kenneth’s lawyer, a formerly incarcerated youth, and the director of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. Congressman Tony Cardenas will moderate. New Orleans is one of five satellite locations that will join in this national discussion on how we treat the most vulnerable members of our society.

City Councilmember Susan Guidry, Nelson Taylor, Jr. from Citizens for Second Chances, and LCCR Executive Director Josh Perry will also be in attendance to answer questions about the state of juvenile life without parole in Louisiana specifically.

The screening is FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated.
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By: Louisiana Center for Children's Rights

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