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Published: Friday, Jan. 21 2011 3:00 p.m. MST

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Atlanta, GA

*Scared Straight is not an effective crime prevention strategy.
*Scared Straight has been shown to lead to increased offending.
*Scared Straight is cost-inefficient.
*Scared Straight programs may cause state and local violations of federal law and regulations.
Though well intentioned, this is actually harmful programming.
It has been proven to make it MORE likely that kids will offend than if they had not participated in the Scared

Straight program.


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