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All kids make dumb mistakes. But depending on your zip code, race or just bad luck, those mistakes can have a lasting impact. Mass incarceration starts young. In Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, hear from kids about the moment they collided with law and order, and how it changed them forever. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, Snap Judgment, Nancy and many others. © WNYC Studios
||CleanBonus: Introducing Aftereffect||From WNYC Studios, a new podcast called Aftereffect we thought you might enjoy. In the summer of 2016, a police shooting upended the life of Arnaldo Rios Soto, a 26-year old, non-speaking, autistic man. Aftereffect tells Arnaldo's story -- a hidden||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: 'You Just Sit There and Wait for the Next Day to Come'||Rikers Island has ended the traditional use of solitary confinement for juveniles. New York State banned it more broadly, but only for juveniles that have already been sentenced. In many counties, pre-trial juvenile offenders are still put in solitary||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: 'I Want Someone to Love Me Even for a Second'||Girls make up only a small fraction of the incarcerated juvenile population, but girls often land in detention because they have experienced some form of trauma: abusive families, bad experiences in the foster care system, and especially sexual abuse.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: 'It’s the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done'||The justice system isn’t the catch-all for every struggling kid. Desperate parents with means can turn to a whole network of private programs before their kids even get caught. The state of Utah houses a $400 million industry for just such families.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: 'Please Lock Up My Kid'||Status offenses are acts only considered crimes if committed by young people – things like running away, not going to school, or missing curfew. They are designed to keep at risk youth safe, but in practice, they can also become a pipeline into t||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: 'The Teenage Brain Is Like a Sports Car'||Stephen is one of thousands of so-called "juvenile lifers" who have an unexpected shot at freedom today. Up until 2005, most juveniles could be sentenced just as harshly as adults: that meant life without parole, even the death penalty. Then a landmark||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: 'Oh My God, What Have I Done?'||Honor has struggled for years with leukemia, homelessness and suicide attempts. On the anniversary of his leukemia diagnosis, he reached a breaking point: A terrifying eruption that he still refers to as only "the incident." Like many young people||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: 'He Really Wants to Shoot Someone'||At age 15, Z received his sentence in adult court. The reason why dates back 40 years, to a child named Willie Bosket. His crimes changed everything for kids and criminal justice. In 1978, Bosket murdered two people on the New York City subway. Despi||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: 'They Look at Me Like a Menace'||In our first episode, we met Z. He's locked up because he and a group of friends robbed someone with a gun. But now that he's inside, his biggest problem is his temper. Z is a kid who's had mental health challenges since he was small, and when he's g||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: 'I Just Want You to Come Home'||Z had his first encounters with law enforcement when he was just 12 years old. Now, at 16, he’s sitting in detention on an armed robbery charge—his young life has been defined by cops and courts. Dwayne Betts is a poet and juvenile justice lawyer||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: Mass Incarceration Starts Young||The United States locks up more people than any country in the world. That starts young: Roughly a million kids a year get caught up in the criminal justice system. In Caught, a new podcast from WNYC, we'll listen as some of those young people tell the||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Sacramento juvenile hall
I love listening to these on my way to work. I spent many months in the Sacramento juvenile hall. I was a ward of the court, and I got out of it and now I’m a Operations Supervisor for a company.
Accurate and Insightful
As someone who works in the juvenile justice system I can personally say that this is spot on. This podcast gives insight on the POV of the kids. I would highly recommend this to anyone that is unsure or uneducated about the system. I completely disagree with the people giving ratings that they are blaming the system instead of holding the kid accountable. Z is clearly guilty, is states that multiple times. People refuse to look at all angles, kids are products of their environments and the traumas may have. The system is doing a poor job at rehabilitating these youth and we need more podcasts like this to bring awareness.
VERY thought provoking, regarding incarcerated youth
I am very glad I found this show.