Wednesday, 23 September 2015


Youth Member talks about his experience of needing family love and how
the lack of it put him in a very vulnerable position. This video was
created for the InstaFilm Festival hosted under the Youth Justice
department of RYSE.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Documentary | Children Behind Bars: American Youth Violence

meeting some of America's most dangerous young offenders. The Wabash
Valley Correctional Facility in Indiana is home to 40 teenagers serving
terms of up to 65 years for a range of serious crimes. This programme
follows those spending their first night in the maximum-security prison
and others preparing to move up to adult jail. They include Blake
Layman, 17, sentenced to 55 years for murder, and Ireland MacKean, 16,
who says he wants to stay out of trouble behind bars as he starts a
10-year term for robbery.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Improving the Relationship Between Youth and Police

McElrath-Bey speaking about his experiences of police brutality and
where we can begin to heal the relationship between community youth and
law enforcement.

Xavier McElrath-Bey and Sara Kruzan of the
Incarcerated Children's Advocacy Network presented at the 2014 Models
for Change Conference in Washington DC

Monday, 24 August 2015


Center for Youth Law's DeAngelo Cortijo and Youth Justice Coalition's
Tanisha Denard and Edilberto Flores speak about the brutality of
solitary confinement. Produced and directed by Marco Villalobos.

Beyond Scared Straight: Michael Sees His Cousin in Jail (S9, E9)

Micheal is sent on a prison tour after possibly impregnating his
22-year-old girlfriend in this collection of scenes from "St. Clair, IL:
Lexi's Lockup Lash-Out."

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Beyond Scared Straight: The Teens Meet Ex-Cons (S9, E7)

The teens meet a group of intimidating ex-cons in this scene from "Richland Country, SC: Final Jeopardy."

Beyond Scared Straight: Dylan Fights His Mother on Camera (S9, E7)

mother and brother are terrified of the physical abuse he puts them
through in this scene from "Richland Country, SC: Final Jeopardy."