The Lineage Project Aims to Help Incarcerated Teens
by Melissa Russo for NBC New York
Some of New York City’s angriest teens are learning the way to a more peaceful path with a little help from the Buddha.
NBC New York recently was given access to the Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center in Brownsville, where there was a stark contrast between the kids in their orange detention suits and the monks in their brown robes.
The group of monastics filed into the facility, and they were unlike anything these kids had seen in their neighborhood.
“It was pretty interesting," said one 15-year-old. "I didn't think they were real."