8:40pm – Wednesday, July 25 on ABC2
Three boys are facing the prospect of beginning their adult life behind bars, if they can’t change.
17-year-old Ryan K started to get into trouble when he was just nine.
He’s got an uphill battle to control his anger.
15-year-old Ryan C is the ‘black sheep’ in his family. He’s the only one in trouble and has to learn to say no to the lure of his friends.
Ashley has been in and out of secure units.
“By Christmas, I’ll be back inside. It’s just my life: trouble,” he says.
Can Vinney Green children’s home staff support Ashley to gain the confidence he needs to seek a different life.
In Britain, the law says that children can be held responsible for their crimes. But with the vast majority getting into trouble again, will these three boys be able to leave institutionalised life and never come back?