Erik Jensen’s parents founded The Pendulum Foundation to help all children serving life. Erik’s web site provides help for teens in trouble.Devoted to Erik Jensen and Nathan Ybanez. Author Darrell Griffin’s book, Troublebound, out later in 2011, will expose the injustice of these Colorado cases and in sentencing any child to life behind bars. Interviews, often updated. Watch for major publicity tour.
John Leonard New York Magazine"... As usual with Bikel, there is a minimum of editorializing, a maximum of alert sympathy for everybody talked to, and a startled eye, a kind of exacerbated witness, on unruly emotions and lunatic systems. We emerge from When Kids Get Life, as from each of her previous films, not merely indignant, but injured in our humanism."When Kids Get Lifeoriginal broadcast - May 08, 2007 at 9pmwatch the program onlineFRONTLINE WEB SITEThis report continues on the companion Web site.Read an editorial concerning the Colorado Juvenile Clemency board by Mary Ellen Johnson, Director of The Pendulum Foundation.
Free Thoughts: Writing from America’s PrisonsThanks to UC Professor Stephen Hartnett who has worked with these women at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility to create the latest volume of Colorado prison writings. Wish there were easy answers to these problems.Maybe there are – and maybe we will begin to glimpse them through the voices in Free Thoughts.Enjoy
The Pendulum Foundation serves kids serving life in prison. Not only do we educate the public about the injustice of trying and convicting children as adults, but we provide scholarships and other educational opportunities for those behind bars. Our mission includes supporting and initiating sentencing reform legislation and restorative justice alternatives to punishment. Pendulum’s ultimate goal is to ensure – whether inside or outside of prison – well-adjusted and productive adults.