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Rock and a Hard Place

2017 1h 21m Documentary List
Reviews 89% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Juvenile offenders facing extensive prison sentences are given a second chance in a 6-month boot camp program. Read More Read Less Watch on Max Stream Now

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Lorraine Ali Los Angeles Times The few times we do get to see cadets outside of drills, lessons and routines are some of the most illuminating. Mar 27, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member This was a nice documentary re convict kids getting a 2nd chance in order to avoid prison time. The kids' sentences ranged from a few years to 30 years to life. Of the 38 that started, 35 decided to stay in the program, but 2 got kicked out for trying to escape, meaning 33 graduated. As much as it was nice to see these kids change their lives for the 4 month period, it was sad and heartbreaking to see the kid who had a sentence of life decide to quit after 1 day and instead do a life sentence. He would've had to endure 4 months of hell but the payoff is that you get to go home after. That was a tragic case. They state at the end that since 1995, 3000 kids have graduated from this program... but since they bring up stats, why not tell us the number that re-offended and had to go to prison. That would be a very telling stat. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review greg r Help the offender instead of throwing the offender away. They don't talk stats, but a quick google search showed that 11% reoffend. Not too bad of an investment to save young lives. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member MORE BOOT CAMPS LIKE THIS NEED TO BE IMPLEMENTED Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Great documentary. Highly Reccomend Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Juvenile offenders facing extensive prison sentences are given a second chance in a 6-month boot camp program.
Director
Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill
Producer
Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill
Genre
Documentary
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 25, 2017
Runtime
1h 21m
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