Independent Lens

They Call Us Monsters - Trailer

They Call Us Monsters premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, May 22, 2017.

About the Show

They Call Us Monsters goes behind the walls of the Compound, a high-security facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals, to follow three young offenders who sign up to take a screenwriting class with producer Gabe Cowan as they await their respective trials. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters.

Curriculum

Double Charged: The True Cost Of Juvenile Justice

For Grades 6-12

The Juvenile Justice System in the United States

For Grades 9-12

Boot Camp Justice for Juvenile Offenders

For Grades 6-12