What would you do with your last 24 hours of freedom? "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.
As the main support to her mother and special needs brother, a 20-year-old woman has compromised her family's survival by being sentenced to prison; a former professional football player faces humiliation when confronted by those who idolized him.
A woman has 24 hours to ensure the safety and well-being of her three troubled children; before serving a 10-year prison sentence, a man tries to make amends with his children and convince his wife to stay committed to their relationship.
A 21-year-old man attempts to reconcile with the sister he devastated to reunite his broken family; a new mother pleads for her brother's forgiveness to ensure her newborn son will get the care he needs.
Ali compromised her family's name in her rural Virginia hometown and must make amends with the people she hurt; Cheyenne worries about prison prenatal care.