Wyoming: Second in the Nation for Kids in Jail
When we were researching our Wyoming episode in the summer of 2011, we came across a striking statistic: Wyoming has the nation’s second highest rate of juvenile incarceration. Why would more kids in Wyoming go to jail than pretty much every other state?
In this podcast, producer Laura Starecheski tracks down the story behind that number, finding out what happens to the kids who’ve been through the system… and why that system is so resistant to change.
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