TIME: The Kalief Browder Story is a documentary series about a 16-year-old student from the Bronx who spent three years on Rikers Island without ever being convicted of a crime.
After being arrested and charged with second-degree robbery in May of 2010, Browder was unable to make the $10,000 bail and refused a plea bargain. He spent two of the three years in solitary confinement until he was released in 2013 due to lack of evidence. Media exposure of Browder's ordeal leads to proposed reforms regarding the overuse of solitary confinement in the New York Prison System. Browder struggled with life after incarceration, and he committed suicide two years after being released by hanging himself in his apartment.
TIME will air March 1st, 2017 at 10 pm est on SPIKE TV. Jay-Z and Harvey Weinstein will serve as producers. TIME has been chosen as an Official Selection at the 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL.
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