Teen offenders leave cells behind

Program seeks to point troubled youths in new direction

Posted: July 28, 2014 at 4:28 a.m.

Youths in the Life Intensive Skills Training program work on projects in art class at the Garland County Juvenile Detention Center in Hot Springs. The program is a last chance for some of the participants to stay out of the custody of the Arkansas Youth Services Division.

The thin teenager leans against the cool cinder-block wall of a hallway separating a classroom from a jail cell.

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