reminder: tonight @ 10 pm est, 9 pm cst

Look into the unseen world of young children serving decades behind bars in America’s adult prison system… 

Tonight at 10 pm EST, MSNBC will premiere “Young Kids, Hard Time,” a one-hour documentary narrated by Rick Springfield that shows the reality of young kids serving long sentences in adult prisons. 

“Young Kids, Hard Time” reveals what life is like for young kids staring down decades behind bars. Calamari Productions was granted sweeping access inside the maximum security Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle, Indiana – the only adult prison in the state of Indiana that houses kids sentenced as adults.

The film delves into the everyday struggles encountered by Colt Lundy, Blade Reed, and the 51 other kids on the Youth Incarcerated As Adults cellblock (YIA). The film also contrasts their experiences at Wabash with those of Paul Gingerich, who is incarcerated at Indiana’s Pendleton youth prison.

The program will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about some of the kids you have been reading about for months in the Diary.

For more information about Paul Henry Gingerich, visit: http://www.paulhenrygingerichtrustfund.org/


Groove of the Day 

Listen to Chris Thomas King performing “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues”


9 Responses to “reminder: tonight @ 10 pm est, 9 pm cst”

  1. November 20, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Do you happen to know if there Is a chance that the documentary will be put online, too? As I live in Germany, I cannot watch it on TV, but I sure want to see it!

    • 2 Wolfgang
      November 20, 2011 at 10:09 am

      Danke Michael für die Nachfrage
      (Thanks Michael for the request)

      Yes, I hope it will be online available also! -and I wish that a lot of people are going to see this series.

  2. November 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Michael, please see the comment below from Karen Grau, the producer of the program.

  3. 4 matt
    November 20, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Have been working hard to get the word out for the last few weeks, via email, fb, phone, and word-of-mouth. I have high hopes that this will generate a good deal of public awareness and hopefully outcry on this issue. To the prosecutors, courts and departments of corrections, public silence is likely considered to be acceptance of their misguided policies.

  4. November 20, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Unfortunately, MSNBC does not post their shows on-line, but we will have the commercial-free version of the show available on dvd shortly. contact us at info@calamariproductions.com for more information. Thanks for such high interest in the show. It’s an eye-opener.

    Calamari Productions

  5. November 20, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I don’t have tv anymore. Can someone please copy this show on vhs so I can see it on my vcr ?

  6. November 20, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Would love to see it, but over here in “Ozzieland”, half a planet away, it may be impossible. As someone has mentioned above, will it be on the internet? If so, all is not lost. Cheers. £ance.

  7. 9 matt
    November 22, 2011 at 6:03 am


    Note from MSNBC: “Young Kids, Hard Time” will repeat Saturday, November 26th at 5pm Eastern, 2pm Pacific. If you missed it, please tune in and pass along!!

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