MEET THE YOUNG AMER­I­CANS

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Mon­day, 8.35pm, ABC2

It’s called ‘‘do­ing shock’’ – young peo­ple con­victed in the US are given the op­tion of at­tend­ing a prison boot camp in re­turn for a lesser sen­tence. In boot camp their lives are reg­i­mented and timed to the ex­tent that they get three min­utes for show­ers and eight min­utes to eat break­fast and have to ask per­mis­sion to talk, walk or even go to the toi­let.

The idea is they are ‘‘shocked’’ into go­ing straight and statis­tics show most don’t re-of­fend for three years. The doc­u­men­tary isn’t par­tic­u­larly great although the sub­ject mat­ter is in­ter­est­ing.

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