In her latest book, Burning Down the House, journalist and author Nell Bernstein explores the dark side of America’s juvenile justice system. Through the eye-opening stories of incarcerated youths, she argues that it’s time to shut down the nation’s juvenile prisons once and for all.
This hour, we listen to a conversation host John Dankosky had with Nell at the Mark Twain House in Hartford.
A little later, we also take a look at juvenile justice here in Connecticut, including the governor’s recent proposal for a society of ‘second chances’ for children and adults.
- Nell Bernstein - Journalist and author
- Abby Anderson - Executive Director of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance
- Themis Klarides - Republican House minority leader
John Dankoksy and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.