One Mistake Away from Jail: Teen Wake-Up Call

July 27, 2009

Parents: How do you sound an alarm when your out-of-control teenager thinks he or she is invincible? When 16-year-old Chris and 19-year-old Brett last appeared on the show, they said they were just acting like normal teens " drinking, smoking marijuana and vandalizing property. They say jail is a joke, but with the help of Dr. Phil, they find out that life behind bars is no laughing matter.

 






 

Behind the Walls

At Dr. Phil's request, Chris and Brett participate in San Quentin State Prison's S.Q.U.I.R.E.S. program, which deters juvenile delinquency. Dr. Phil cameras follow the young men as they enter prison for the first time.

 

 

 

Will the prisoners get through to the teens? 

 


 

Unlocking Memories

As the inmates strike up an unlikely camaraderie with the young men, they try to delve into the root of Chris' anger and Brett's drinking problem.

 

 

 

 

"I thought I killed him. His face was all bloody."

 


 

A Close Encounter

While on their tour, Chris and Brett are confronted in the hallway by three inmates who aren't a part of the S.Q.U.I.R.E.S. program. How do they react coming face-to-face with prisoners from death row?

 

 

 

"That would get you stabbed just for saying that."  

 



A Sobering Encounter

Brett sits down for a heart-to-heart with Mark, a father who suffered a tragic loss because of a drunk driver. Will the teen finally change his rebellious ways?

 

 

 

 

Don't miss shocking footage of Brett captured on tape.

 

 

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