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LMN’s new limited documentary series, 24 To Life, follows eight unexpected individuals as they go through their final 24 hours before they are incarcerated. In each of the four, one-hour episodes, cameras document two seemingly normal people on their final day of freedom as they say their goodbyes and prepare their loved ones for the years they’ll be away. The series offers a startling look at the consequences of crime and incarceration, from the devastation their sentences have wrought on their families to the aftermath their victims continue to endure. It’s an emotional, unexpected look inside the machinery of the criminal justice system.
In the series premiere, Kevin, an executive for an airline, allowed greed to overtake his life. Now with only 24 hours remaining, Kevin tries to repair his broken marriage and make amends with his daughter who refuses to forgive him. Meanwhile, Kate is a medical assistant whose crime of desperation threatens to split her family in two. When the father of her teenage daughters decides to abandon her, she has mere hours to rectify the situation.
24 To Life was produced by T Group Productions in Association with Pat McGee Pictures. Executive producers are Jenny Daly, Rob Lobl and Pat McGee. Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Sarah Thompson executive produce for LMN. Four episodes have been ordered of this series.