Teens Get a Look Behind Bars

POSTED: Monday, July 27, 2009 - 6:36am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

Some at-risk teenage girls got a glimpse of prision life behind bars. The East Baton Rouge Parish Prison held its first "Reality Behind Bars" program to help at-risk girls stay out of trouble.

The 25 female inmates put on a skit to show how easy it can be to get into trouble and the results of committing a crime. Some inmates have multiple charges and say prison is not for them. All the girls that participated in the program have some type of juvenile criminal record.

The sheriff's office hopes this program like will prevent teens from committing more serious crimes.