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Fixing California's Juvenile Justice 'Black Hole'

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Fixing California's Juvenile Justice 'Black Hole'

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Fixing California's Juvenile Justice 'Black Hole'

Fixing California's Juvenile Justice 'Black Hole'

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California's overcrowded juvenile justice system has many of the same dangers as the inner city — gangs, drugs and violence — with even less chance of escape.

Judy Campbell of member station KQED profiles a young man in danger of falling into a cycle of incarceration, and how some county agencies are creating ways to keep troubled kids out of the state system.