Jessie's Dad

49mins2011DocumentaryTV14
director
Boaz Dvir
starring
Mark Lunsford
Following the abduction and murder of his nine-year-old daughter Jessica, Florida truck driver Mark Lunsford transforms himself into one of America?s most formidable child-protection crusaders. This film follows the grieving father?s journey to seek justice for his daughter and protection for other children. After passing "Jessica's Law" in his own state (also known as the Jessica Lunsford Act, which enforces strict penalties for sex offenders), Lunsford goes head to head with lawmakers around the country, urging other states to follow suit. Faced with public criticism and other controversies, he perseveres, determined to make a difference. From blue-collar beginnings to Capitol Hill, JESSIE'S DAD is an inspirational true story you will not forget.
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