Lex Witkop, Tennessee

Smoky Mountain Youth Media | Knoxville, TN

What if teenagers felt they had a voice in the future of our country? This election season, the Student Reporting Labs network of more than 100 schools across the country asked middle and high school students to talk to the next president about the issues they feel need to be addressed.

Lex Witkop is frustrated with the way the criminal justice system treats people of lower socioeconomic backgrounds. She urges the next president to change the catch-22 system.

Produced by Brett Baumann, Zack Bradley, Manuel Chellar, Kayla Hammer, Griff McCallen, Jacob McDaniel, Jacob Neal, Katie Newhouse and Aubrey Salm, students of Smoky Mountain Youth Media at East Tennessee PBS. Mentor support provided by SRL Connected Mentor William Isom of East Tennessee PBS.