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Missouri Youth Prisons

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Missouri Youth Prisons

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Missouri Youth Prisons

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Matt Hackworth of member station KCUR has a report on the Missouri juvenile justice system — while over 70 percent of kids housed in conventional jails nationwide end up back behind bars, in Missouri that figure is only 11 percent. State officials credit their juvenile justice system, which emphasizes counseling and rehabilitation.