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BTH: D.A. Mulroy on the Problem of "Crime College"

Studies show that sending adolescents to adult prisons does more harm than good. Newly elected Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy says that when "we ship them off to adult prisons without [any] rehabilitation [or intervention] services, we are sending them off to crime college where they learn to become harden criminals, and when they are released, the data shows they are more likely to re-offend."

Mulroy joins host Eric Barnes this week on WKNO Channel 10's Behind the Headlines

In addition, Mulroy discusses the responsibilities of the D.A.'s office, including handling violent crimes and juvenile offenders. He also talks about efforts to eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits.