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.
Go Inside the System
Learn more about Michael Kenneth Williams and his journey through America's juvenile incarceration system with these exclusive bonus clips.
by the Numbers
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
“A setback is a setup for a comeback.”