Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America

Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America

Award-winning journalist Kyle Swenson profiles the case of three men wrongfully convicted in the early 1970s to explore the systemic failures of the criminal justice system and how the decay of the urban landscape perpetuated this injustice. Good Kids, Bad City combines narrative interviews and the rereading of documents used in the case to weave a new story about how this injustice occurred, and what it reveals about the intersection of race and justice in urban America. It's a story of three men failed by the institutions designed to protect them, but more than that, it is an examination of the grave inequities in the pursuit of justice.