A&E has been dominating the world of reality TV programming with its increased focus on some of the bravest non-fiction shows. Thought-provoking and highly engaging, these shows resonate with viewers and also compel them to engage in meaningful conversations. With the aim to further enrich their catalog, A&E conceived yet another title, ‘Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole‘, an 8-episode documentary series, that revolves around convicted child offenders in the American judicial system.
The show is produced by The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), and features Eli Holzman, show runner Peter LoGreco, Joshua Rofe and Aaron Saidman as the executive producers for IPC. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Amy Savitsky and Devon Graham Hammonds are the executive producers for A&E. The show first premiered on the channel on April 30, 2019.
Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole Cast: Who is in it?
‘Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole’ narrates eight different stories of eight convicted child offenders, who had been sentenced to life without parole. The individuals featured on the show include:
Aaron Schmidt was given life sentence after he was charged for murdering his 14-year-old neighbor Alana Calahan on January 31, 2011. He was 14 years as that time and now, after eight years and aged 21, Aaron appeals against the ruling.
Aged 15, Curtis Brooks, along with three other teenagers, murdered Christopher Ramos as they were attempting to steal his car. This happened on April 10, 1995 in Aurora, Colorado. Currently, after 23 years of being imprisoned without parole, he is given a re-sentencing.
15-year-old Bobby Gonzales shot a his girlfriend Krissi Caldwell’s parents, while they were asleep. The incident, which killed her mother, took place in their home in Frisco, Texas on March 7, 1992. Bobby now hopes to appeal against his life sentence.