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 


4 Responses to “The Marshall Project Interview with Det. Kim Bogucki”

  1. July 21, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I am the co-founder of Second Chance Tucson. I am interested on how people can see the documentary. I would also like to see if arrangements could be made for Detective Bogucki could speak at our community forum next April. My email is My cell is (520) 444-7854. Thanks for your help. CRP

  2. October 8, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I am very interested in talking to the youth and giving back. I’ve been incarcerated for just about half of my life. From state prison to the federal system. I’m now on a mission to prevent youth from making the same mistakes I had made and continue to educate them…

  3. November 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I think I need to check out your site more reguraley.
    Great work!

  4. Karen Carnes
    April 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    This is THE most powerful documentary I have seen in my 70 years on this planet and I want to be a part of the movement, I am a retired truck driver, I don’t have a lot of discretionary cash to donate but I do have time and a big mouth. I want to be on your wagon.

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