The Island Where Washington State Sends Its Sex Offenders (HBO)

Twenty minutes off the Puget Sound coast is an island that was the home to a state penitentiary until it closed in 2011. Now, it is used as a facility for the civil commitment of the state’s most violent sex offenders.

Residents wind up on McNeil when their prison terms have ended but a judge deems them still too dangerous for society. They’re placed indefinitely in what’s known as civil commitment — where in theory they’ll be treated until they no longer pose a threat. This could be a month or it could be forever.

It’s not an island paradise but it’s not a prison. VICE New Tonight sees what life is like for the residents.

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Meet Gang Members From Chicago’s West Side (HBO)

Chicago passes 1000 gunshot victims for the year. President Trump capitalized on Chicago’s troubles, and campaigned on finding the solution. 12 days after inauguration a pastor named Darrell Scott told President Trump he had a solution. Scott said “Top gang thugs” in Chicago had personally contacted him with a message for the president.

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Eric Garner Protests: Excerpts from VICE News Live Coverage – December 3, 2014

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On December 3, a grand jury in New York City announced it would not indict Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who killed 43-year-old Eric Garner while arresting him on a Staten Island sidewalk in July. The incident was caught on video by a bystander and hundreds of thousands of people have since watched Garner’s last moments of life.

The city’s medical examiner ruled the death a homicide by chokehold, a practice banned by the NYPD, but the non-indictment, which followed a similar high-profile one in Ferguson, Missouri, last week, enraged advocates against policy impunity. In the hours following the announcement, hundreds of protesters gathered spontaneously in Manhattan, many chanting “I can’t breathe” — Eric Garner’s last words.

VICE News followed the protesters as they marched across the city for hours, shutting down traffic on the West Side highway and on Broadway, and making their way to Harlem, sometimes clashing with police along the way.

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Never Giving Up On The Most Troubled Students: Last Chance High (Episode 8)

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On Chicago’s West Side, there is a school for the city’s most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy.

In the final episode of Last Chance High, Montefiore staff reach out to the family of Iriel to help brighten their holidays, while back at school the young student’s violent outbursts continue to challenge her counselors. In an emotional interview, Coach Frank Williams reflects on the needs of these students and the cost of special education versus the cost of incarceration.

Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders. Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore’s classrooms and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up or committed to a mental hospital.

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Former Vice Lord Sets Kids Straight: Last Chance High (Episode 7)

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In Episode 7 of Last Chance High we meet 13-year-old Keontay, who is enamored with gang life, his disabled mother Takita, who has lost all hope of prying him from the streets, and a former gang chief nicknamed Shotgun, who has a plan to help them both.

On Chicago’s West Side, there is a school for the city’s most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy. Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders.

Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore’s classrooms, and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up or committed to a mental hospital.

Look out for new episodes of Last Chance High every Thursday.

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Life Lessons From an Incarcerated Father: Last Chance High (Episode 6)

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In Episode 6 of Last Chance High, Cortez makes an emotional trip to the prison where his father is serving a life sentence for murder. Deeply affected by the visit, Cortez begins taking his medicine regularly, and soon shocks his teachers with a new sense of self-control and openness.

On Chicago’s West Side, there is a school for the city’s most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy. Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders.

Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore’s classrooms, and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up or committed to a mental hospital.

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The Effects of an Absent Father: Last Chance High (Episode 5)

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In Episode 5 of Last Chance High, Crystal is picked up for shoplifting after disappearing for almost a week — and has left her mother on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Meanwhile, Cortez prepares to head downstate to visit his father, who is serving a life sentence in prison for murder.

On Chicago’s West Side, there is a school for the city’s most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy. Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders.

Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore’s classrooms, and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up or committed to a mental hospital.

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When You Decide to Run Away From Home: Last Chance High (Episode 4)

Crystal runs away from home leaving her mother to fear for the worst. Agustin visits the doctor to discuss a potentially life threatening surgery to fix a deformation in his face, but makes progress back at school dealing with his anger issues brought on by bullying from other kids.

On Chicago’s West Side, there is a school for the city’s most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy. Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders.

Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore’s classrooms and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up or committed to a mental hospital.

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How Spanky Lost His Voice: Last Chance High (Episode 3)

In Episode Three, Montreal “Spanky” Almond reveals some of the trauma that may have caused him to lose his voice, and endure endless bullying. Coach Williams reaches out hoping to make a difference in the boy’s life.

On Chicago’s West Side, there is a school for the city’s most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy. Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders.

Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore’s classrooms and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up or committed to a mental hospital.

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Bullying the Voiceless: Last Chance High (Episode 2)

In the second episode of “Last Chance High” we are introduced to the young Montreal “Spanky” Almond who fights a daily battle with a crippling speech impediment along with his fellow students’ derision, mockery and bullying at the Moses Montefiore Academy in Chicago.

On Chicago’s West Side, there is a school for the city’s most at-risk youth — the Moses Montefiore Academy. Most of the students at Montefiore have been kicked out of other schools for aggressive behavior, and many have been diagnosed with emotional disorders.

Last Chance High takes viewers inside Montefiore’s classrooms and into the homes of students who are one mistake away from being locked up or committed to a mental hospital.

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