An air date for Spike TV’s forthcoming documentary, TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, has been announced. The six-part feature will debut on Mar. 1 at 10 p.m. EST, the network states in a press release, and will depict the life of Browder during and after his incarceration.
In 2010, the NYPD detained then 16-year-old Browder as a suspect of a robbery. He was held in Rikers Island, and spent nearly 800 days in solitary confinement, awaiting trial. He was released in 2013 after the charges were dropped, but two years later, Browder committed suicide.
Within the feature, viewers will witness a compelling narrative of the effects of solitary confinement on minors, key moments in Browder’s life, and a look at the widening cracks in the criminal justice system. In October, Jay Z gathered journalists to discuss his role as one of the executive producers of the upcoming documentary. While sharing the story of the day he met Browder, the Roc Nation leader referred to him as a prophet.
“Some of our prophets go with tragedy, Martin Luther King, it ends tragically,” he said. “But what comes from it, the life, the next iteration, the lives saved, and how this young man has moved culture forward is incredible.”