Juvenile Hell.
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This week Becky, Dan and Paul discuss the juvenile justice system and how minorities and children of poor families are often targeted by law enforcement and the judicial system. Dan shares his experience spending 3.5 years in juvenile detention centers and group homes for an infraction that didn’t fit the time. Ann is absent because she had a vasectomy this week. (0:00) Outtake. Becky wanted to know why Dan didn’t have any adult supervision as a pre-teen/teen. Dan explains what life is like growing up poor. (2:30) Intro. (5:47) Minority Youth Targets. Paul and Dan discuss how they were routinely harassed, stopped and frisked, pulled over and even beaten up by cops as juveniles. (13:35) Dan’s Story: Juvenile Hell. Dan shares why he spent 3 1/2 years in detention centers and group homes, what the process was like, and a day in the life. (42:26) Justice, or Just Us? (46:43) Private Prisons. (48:39) Cash for Kids. We briefly discuss the Cash for Kids scandal in Wilkes-Barre, PA where judges and court officials…