Prison Dialogues: A Message to Our Youth DVD
Prison Dialogues: A Message to Our Youth DVDGrade level: 7-12. Using a "scared straight" format and with the help of inmates serving life sentences at Graterford Prison, this program gives teens an intimate look at what prison life is really like. Many of today's youth view going to prison as a rite of passage, but they don't know what prison life is really like. The inmates in this program, all serving life sentences, have chosen to participate in this program because they have seen young people - as young as 13 years old - serving hard time in prison. By sharing their stories, these inmates hope that more young people will think about their actions and change their way of life before it is too late. In this program inmates openly discuss their crimes, describe the harsh realities of life in prison, and offer advice to young people to help them avoid making the same mistakes that permanently cost the inmates their freedom. 30-minutes, leader's guide available online.