The US locks up kids at alarming rates - 17% more than France for example. Is there a solution? An astonishing experiment is underway that takes the traditions of an indigenous culture from the southern hemisphere in an attempt to rescue young offenders from becoming repetitive criminals in their North American city. In this revealing and challenging special, we witness what happens when you apply the justice from the Maori people of New Zealand to the drama on the mean streets of Baltimore. The potential solution to help disenfranchised youth is both contemporary and innovative – but can it work?
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