Imprisoned as a Teen

“I hate seeing my mom come up here and have to visit me like this,” says Frank, a youth offender in Alameda County, CA. “I’ve got a younger brother and younger sister,” Frank adds. “I can’t tell them what’s right from wrong, and I’m already doing stuff that is bad.”

Watch this heart-rending video of a group of youth offenders as they discuss their embarrassment over being imprisoned as teens.

And join the discussion. Are youth prisons the answer to teen crime?

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