Archive for November 20th, 2011


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:


Groove of the Day 

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