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Last Updated: Wednesday November 17 2010 16:49 GMT

Kids spend night in police cell to learn about crime

Kids spent the night in a prison cell

Kids spend night in police cell

Kids in Cardiff have spent the night in a police cell - but they haven't broken the law, they're doing it to learn about what happens when you commit a crime.

It's part of a scheme that hopes to put kids off breaking the law.

Before getting locked up, the young 'criminals' have to hand over their belongings, put on a prison uniform, and have their fingerprints and mug shot taken.

Hayley went along to see how kids found it - and whether it has made them think twice about crime.