Juvie Program Takes Bad Girls To Women's Prison To Scare Them Straight

A documentary from 2004 about female teenage juvenile delinquents called Girls In Trouble reran on MSNBC recently. The film takes a look at the practices of different facilities and the measures they take to try to keep girls from returning to the system as adults. One district has a program that takes juvie girls on a tour of a women's prison, and puts them in the hands of the inmates there, who are more than happy to scare the shit out them. And athough the program is controversial, since the inmates alternate between angrily screaming and catcalling the girls, if the girl in the clip above is any indication, it seems to be somewhat effective.


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