Kids who rob, assault, even kill

April 5, 2015

Can a new juvenile program be the path to redemption?


Kids who rob, assault, even kill

On Sunday, April 12th at 10pm ET/7pm PT, Al Jazeera America gives voice to the voiceless and shines a light on an under-reported story by going inside an institution for teenage thieves, arsonists, gang bangers … and even kids who kill. In the hour-long special, “Kids Behind Bars: A Soledad O’Brien Special Report,” Al Jazeera America was given extensive access inside a once-notorious juvenile lock-up, the J. Paul Taylor Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where the state is now trying something new: offering education, counseling, and maybe even a second chance for juvenile offenders.


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