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'Transporters': Getting Troubled Kids to Reform School

NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Nadya Labi, senior editor of the magazine Legal Affairs, about the "transport" industry -- professionals hired by parents to take difficult teenagers away to reform schools or residential treatment centers. We also hear the personal story of Kelly Lauritsen, who describes her experience being transported to a reform school in Mexico four years ago.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).