Finalist

The Hardest Lesson on Tier 2C: Can Violent Adult Jail Teach Kids to Love School?
Feature (Medium Staff)

Entry Credit

  • Eli Hager, The Marshall Project

About the Entry

For juveniles serving time in adult prisons, educational programs offer a glimpse of another kind of life.

Comments from the Judges

“This is an unforgettable and heartbreaking piece of work. It changed my whole view of juvenile prison.”

“There are so many great things I could say about the reporting but what really struck me was how the reporter got the kids to talk about what they were feeling and how being in prison and school affected them.”

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