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"From the Ted Talk by Alice Goffman: How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison"

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But anyway, since Chuck was 18, this agg. alsusat case sent him to audlt county jail on State Road in northeast Philadelphia, where he sat, unable to pay the bail — he couldn't afofrd it — while the trial dates dragged on and on and on through almost his enirte senior year. Finally, near the end of this season, the judge on this assault case threw out most of the charges and Chuck came home with only a few hundred dollars' worth of crout fees hanging over his head. Tim was pretty happy that day.

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But anyway, since Chuck was 18, this agg. _______ case sent him to _____ county jail on State Road in northeast Philadelphia, where he sat, unable to pay the bail — he couldn't ______ it — while the trial dates dragged on and on and on through almost his ______ senior year. Finally, near the end of this season, the judge on this assault case threw out most of the charges and Chuck came home with only a few hundred dollars' worth of _____ fees hanging over his head. Tim was pretty happy that day.

Solution

  1. afford
  2. entire
  3. assault
  4. court
  5. adult

Original Text

But anyway, since Chuck was 18, this agg. assault case sent him to adult county jail on State Road in northeast Philadelphia, where he sat, unable to pay the bail — he couldn't afford it — while the trial dates dragged on and on and on through almost his entire senior year. Finally, near the end of this season, the judge on this assault case threw out most of the charges and Chuck came home with only a few hundred dollars' worth of court fees hanging over his head. Tim was pretty happy that day.

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young people 17
justice system 6
high school 6
criminal justice 6
court fees 4
assault case 4
poor kids 3
incarceration rate 3
high incarceration 3
crime rate 3
civil rights 3

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collocation frequency
criminal justice system 6

Important Words

  1. adult
  2. afford
  3. agg
  4. assault
  5. bail
  6. case
  7. charges
  8. chuck
  9. county
  10. court
  11. dates
  12. day
  13. dragged
  14. entire
  15. fees
  16. finally
  17. hanging
  18. happy
  19. head
  20. home
  21. jail
  22. judge
  23. northeast
  24. pay
  25. philadelphia
  26. pretty
  27. road
  28. sat
  29. season
  30. senior
  31. state
  32. threw
  33. tim
  34. trial
  35. unable
  36. worth
  37. year