Teen Files FLIPPED: Doing Hard Time DVD

AIMS Multimedia

SKU: DC857524
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 21
Copyright: 2002

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Teenage Jonathan has a rap sheet and an attitude. He's been in and out of juvenile facilities since he was fourteen and believes that jail time isn't a big deal. Tina enjoys getting into fights. "Flipped" into a maximum security prison, the teens' bravado quickly fades. Both are hassled by other inmates. Tina is distraught to learn she's facing execution for beating another girl to death. In an emotion-packed meeting, she apologizes to the mother of her victim – who tells her that the death penalty is exactly what she deserves. Jonathan finds out that the acquaintance he thought was just another new kid on the cellblock is actually a lifer – who hopes that Jonathan will learn from his mistakes and not end up doing life himself. In the execution chamber, Tina receives a last minute reprieve. Despite their earlier tough talk, this experience hits home, and both teens resolve to change. "Don't go to prison," says Jonathan, "It's no fun at all."