What are the holidays like for young people in prison?

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LOS ANGELES —  

Doing something to celebrate Christmas is a gesture that officials hope adds up in the long run. The deputy secretary of the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (which will distribute gift bags to about 235 incarcerated youths) told Governing, “The more we try to normalize these kids, the better the outcome. If you treat them as less than human, that’s the way they’re going to be.” 

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