Dwayne Johnson had a tough and often times a misguided youth, but he was able to pull himself up by his bootstraps and become the international megastar. However, not everyone who gets into trouble in their youth is able to get a second chance to turn their life around. In his new documentary that he stars in and he produced, The Rock visited Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Boot Camp Program to tell the story of some felons turning their life around.
The Rock, who already stars in “Ballers,” will expand his exposure on the network by appearing on the HBO documentary that is cheekily titled “Rock and A Hard Place.”
The special documents the harsh six-month program where drill sergeants drive inmates to gain discipline and work ethic so they don’t return to prison.
“By the time I was 16, I had been arrested eight or nine times for a variety of things, and can relate to what these kids are going through,” Johnson said.
From The Rock:
A look at one of the most hard core and successful boot camp prisons in the world (an astonishing 9% recidivism rate, while the national prison rate is 70+%). The moment I stepped inside, spent time with and spoke to these incarcerated young men, I felt in my heart the world should see their struggle and hopefully witness their triumph. I was arrested multiple times starting at the age of 13yrs old. I was once in their shoes, but I changed and I know some of these young men can too. It’s a powerful documentary that’ll hit you to the core. Can’t wait for you to see it.
“Rock and a Hard Place” is available on HBO starting March 27th.