TIME: The Kalief Browder Story

TIME: The Kalief Browder Story

2016 • TV Series • Current

Crime, Documentary, Interview

Production Companies

The Cinemart, The Weinstein Company


Spike TV

The docuseries examines deep inequality in the criminal justice system through the life and tragic death of Kalief Browder, who was arrested at age 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack. Browder spent more than three years in Rikers Island prison - two of them in solitary confinement - while awaiting trial. The charges were dismissed but the damage to his psyche was significant. Browder eventually took his own life. The series will look comprehensively at Browder's story through first-person accounts, archival footage, and cinematic recreations of key moments in his life. The series will feature exclusive interviews from a range of people connected to the story, including friends and family, politicians, and social reformers.

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