Trailer for the documentary Burned: Life in and Out of Texas Youth Prisons.
Burned: Life In and Out of Texas' Youth Prisons is a feature-length documentary that follows a year in the lives of two boys committed to high-security youth facilities in Texas. When Joseph is released after five years of incarceration, he struggles to adjust to life at home with his family. Meanwhile, Justin stands trial for an escape attempt he made after a prison psychologist told him he would spend the rest of his life locked up. Supplementing these tense, personal narratives with interviews from experts such as juvenile detention system employees, civil rights attorneys, youth advocates, a juvenile justice historian and a juvenile court judge, the film examines the troubled Texas juvenile justice system, which sees 50-75% of it's 'graduates' go on to serve prison time as adults.