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When a 16-Year-Old Is Locked Up in a Supermax Prison | Stickup Kid | FRONTLINE

What happens when a juvenile offender is locked up in a super-maximum security prison?

“Stickup Kid” tells the story of Alonza Thomas — who, at age 16, was sent to adult prison after being charged with armed robbery shortly after California enacted a new tough-on-juvenile-crime law.

Alonza went on to spend more than a decade behind bars.

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