The Marshall Project Interview with Det. Kim Bogucki

Det. Kim Bogucki, Co-Founder of The IF Project, was interviewed by Simone Weichselbaum for The Marshall Project‘s spotlight of The IF Project Documentary in the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival. The article entitled “How a Police Detective Helps Inmates Prepare to Live on the Outside” was published June 1, 2016.

“Movie makers have long loved the story of the big city cop, gritty or flashy, corrupt or clean. So it wasn’t surprising to learn that this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival, a 10-day event that starts Friday, includes a 90-minute documentary centered on one.

But this story strays from the romantic or violent big-screen depictions. It’s called “The IF Project,” and as a synopsis explains, it’s about “a compassionate Seattle police officer,” a detective named Kim Bogucki, who creates a writing program with female inmates at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. Bogucki asks the prisoners to ponder the choices that led them to end up behind bars by posing the question: “If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?””… Read More 


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