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Western Prisons

Court, Inmate goodbye, Prison gate

How are crucial components of the corrections system adapting to changing times? In "Western Prisons" we examine how the juvenile system deals with minority youth and the diverse needs within that growing population. We take a look at mothers behind bars, women with children who are dealing with parenting while incarcerated. A groundbreaking new strategy for helping inmates deal with the outside world upon their release is being praised; we'll show you how it works.

This production brings key decision makers and critics together for a spirited discussion about the American justice system, about what works and what doesn't. View the show [Windows Media format].

"Western Prisons" aired regionally on Thursday, January 22, 2004.

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