In "Raised in the System," the extended premiere episode of the sixth season of HBO?s Emmy-winning weekly news magazine series VICE, Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, The Night Of) embarks on a personal journey to expose the root of the American mass incarceration crisis: the juvenile justice system. Read More

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Go Inside the System

Learn more about Michael Kenneth Williams and his journey through America's juvenile incarceration system with these exclusive bonus clips.

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VICE Debrief

Michael Kenneth Williams discusses his reasons for making the documentary and the importance of reforming the juvenile justice system.

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Extra6:41
Imprisoned as Children

A juvenile correctional center in Virginia changed its approach to treating youth offenders.

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Extra5:12
End the Cycle

The city of Richmond, California is using a mentorship program to help reduce gun violence and keep young people out of prison.

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Extra3:44
Snoop's Hometown

Felicia ?Snoop? Pearson, Williams' castmate from The Wire, discusses the Baltimore streets where she grew up.

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Extra4:53
VICE Debrief

Michael Kenneth Williams discusses his reasons for making the documentary and the importance of reforming the juvenile justice system.

Watch
Extra6:41
Imprisoned as Children

A juvenile correctional center in Virginia changed its approach to treating youth offenders.

Watch
Extra5:12
End the Cycle

The city of Richmond, California is using a mentorship program to help reduce gun violence and keep young people out of prison.

Watch
Extra3:44
Snoop's Hometown

Felicia ?Snoop? Pearson, Williams' castmate from The Wire, discusses the Baltimore streets where she grew up.

Watch


Age that kids can be tried as adults in most states: 15

Number of kids sitting in lock-up daily: 48,000

Cost to incarcerate a violent youth offender in California, per year: $200,000

Drop in homicide rate in Richmond, California after the implementation of a program to pay at-risk offenders to undergo counseling: 70%

Program's annual budget: $980,000


Vice Episode 84

BIO

About Michael Kenneth Williams

Michael Kenneth Williams is an actor known for bringing complicated and charismatic characters to life ? often with surprising tenderness.

Vice Episode 84

BIO

About Michael Kenneth Williams

Michael Kenneth Williams is an actor known for bringing complicated and charismatic characters to life ? often with surprising tenderness.


?A setback is a setup for a comeback.?

? Michael Kenneth Williams