Two years ago, the city of Tallahassee and Leon County partnered to convert an old community center into the Palmer Munroe Teen Center. Today, the center is helping some teens become filmmakers and musicians. And, it’s helping others make better choices as they plan a life after high school.
A teenage boy is being held in a cell at the Leon County Jail, and he’s overcome with emotion. More than 20,000 young people are admitted to detention centers every year in Florida as they await court appearances or serve sentences. But this time, the scene is just pretend.