Kalief Browder’s Story: New Online Course Based on the Documentary
Beginning in 2019, the University of New Haven will offer an online course based on the series: “Youth Injustice & the Kalief Browder Story.” The series focuses on systemic issues facing millions of American young people in the criminal and juvenile justice systems: youth in adult prisons, courtroom delay, solitary confinement, jail conditions, corruption, criminalization of poverty, foster care, and access to mental health services.
TIME: The Kalief Browder Story aired on Spike TV in March 1, 2017. The documentary series, produced by Jay-Z and Spike TV, follows the story of Kalief Browder, a sixteen year old arrested in the Bronx for allegedly stealing a backpack. He spent three years in Rikers and over 800 days in solitary confinement without ever being found guilty of a crime.He later took his own life in 2015. The series, now a 2017 Peabody Documentary Award Winner, and is available on Netflix.