Smart Tents (Shocking Mainstream Adolescents into Resisting Temptation) is a Scared Straight program held in Maricopa County<Ref>Tents-Shocking Mainstream Adolescents into Resisting Temptation, homepage of the program</Ref>
The targetgroup is children aged between 10 and 17, but smaller children have been sentenced to a stay <Ref>Shelly - The jailbird - a volunteer tells her story, private blog</Ref>
Children are referred to a stay by the authorities, parents or as a part of the education in school.
The program seems to be inactive when checked april 2012.
The program last 24 hours starting Friday.
It consist of a strip-down of clothes and belonnings and prison uniforms are then issued.
The day consist of exercises og education. Normal prison food are given.
The night between Fridag and Saturday are spent in a special department of the "Tent City" as the local prison are called. During the night the children are woken because the staff wants to do a fake search for contrabands.
- Info: Google maps of the Smart Tents department
- Info: Start Tents - a quicktime movie
- Info: Morality Tale, By Robert L. Pela, Phonix New Times, November 27 - 2003