Empire star Gabourey Sidibe and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons are collaborating with Fusion on a juvenile justice documentary, “Prison Kids: A Crime Against America’s Children” debuting Sunday, October 4. October is National Youth Justice Awareness Month (YJAM) and Fusion is taking a deeper look into America’s juvenile system, which incarcerates over 50,000 children a day. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the documentary hopes to shed light on how the justice system will imprison children between 6-17 years of age, and how incarcerating underage children makes a difference in society and the behavior of the juvenile.
Simmons is no stranger to the discussion of underage children and jail. In 2004, he previously produced a special titled, “Simmons Presents: Hip Hop Justice for Court T.V.” that will be the introduction to the new documentary. Fusion also joined forces with All Def Digital to serve as a content partner.
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