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December 17, 2014, 10:59 am ETAlonza Thomas didn’t start out as a stickup kid.
December 17, 2014, 10:00 am ET · by Sarah ChildressIn the last six or seven years, states have begun to consider new approaches to juvenile offenders, backed by research showing that incarceration actually increases the chances a young person will commit another crime.
December 17, 2014, 9:59 am ET · by Patrice TaddonioFilmmaker Caitlin McNally shares the unexpected way she came across Alonza Thomas’ story, the challenges of making such an intimate film, and what surprised her most along the way.