The Kids for Cash movie hit theaters this week. This film focuses on the real-life corruption case in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in which two corrupt judges conspired to profit from sending kids often to a detention center, often for months at a time. The young people had mostly committed minor offenses, such as getting into a snowball fight, yet received extremely harsh sentences. Many of these kids were from low-income families as had no legal representation. For many of them, their lives were ruined. Some committed suicide, while many others were unable to get a job or finish school. The judges were finally caught and prosecuted, along with many other county officials. The one silver lining: all kids in the county are now required to have an attorney when appearing in court.