TROOP 1500

Girl Scouts Behind Bars


Black and white photo: the face of a young bi-racial girl with shoulder-length braids is to the left of the frame in front of a barbed wire security fence. Smiling and squinting, she looks through a video camera; the large lens is prominent.
Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers and drug dealers, but the Girl Scouts of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers and marine biologists.

TROOP 1500 is their story—and that of their mothers—trying to hold together their families from behind the walls of Hilltop Prison in Gatesville, Texas.
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