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Opening Arguments

Scared straight

An innovative approach to keeping kids out of trouble:

Inmates at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility hope their performance of Shakespeare adaptations will help at-risk kids stay out of prison.

Inmates in the Shakespeare in Shackles program recently adapted and performed scenes from "Romeo and Juliet" to highlight the violent society Romeo lived in and the consequences of his choices.

I can imagine how horrified some of these kids must be. "You mean if I get in trouble, I might have to go to prison and peform Shakespeare?" Sure woulda worked on me.