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Tavis Smiley looks at the connection between the juvenile justice system and the dropout rate among American teens, as well as the efforts by educators, law enforcement professionals, judges, youth advocates and at-risk teens to end what is known as “the school-to-prison pipeline.” Tavis Smiley takes his cameras across the country to present a narrative of what is working on the front lines of reforming the juvenile justice system.