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"First thing": A prison kid's poem


The U.S. jails more children than any industrialized nation in the world. This is the first of three poems, written by minors who have done time, recorded by WYNC’s Radio Rookies and the Inside Out Writers, for “Prison Kids,” Fusion’s gripping hourlong documentary investigation into how America treats its youngest inmates.

“Prison Kids” makes its television premiere on October 4. Watch the full documentary, presented by entrepreneur, music mogul and activist Russell Simmons and narrated by “Empire” actress Gabourey Sidibe, here now. And explore new coverage of the juvenile justice system all October on Fusion’s “Prison Kids” investigative news site.

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