Picks and Pans Review: Prison for Children

updated 03/16/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/16/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (Sat., March 14, 9 p.m. ET)

C-

Here is a two-by-four of an issue movie that hits you over the head with its message about troubled kids who are stuck in prisons because there's nowhere else for them. The cause is worthy enough and so are performances by Raphael (Better Days) Sbarge as one of those kids and by John Ritter as his warden. But the show has all the dramatic deftness of a telethon.

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