A prison is a structure where people are being held legally for punishment because of the illegal crime(s) they have committed. Recent studies say about 200,000 people end up in jail each year in the United States. Children and teenagers have considered their school as if they were in jail. School can last for about 13 years of one’s childhood, but after all those years it is up to the person if they want to continue after that. Kids and teenagers use prison, as a metaphor, to compare them attending school because of the similarities that they have between the two.
1.) Change in appearance: While under the influence Jon mentioned his lack of personal hygiene by not bathing for two months and losing his teeth for not brushing them. 2.) Law breaking: Jon 's family wouldn 't allow him to live with them in fear of him stealing things from their house when they left him alone. 3.)
Yet, it is something that could turn the tables in favor of banning solitary confinement in juveniles. Jail for youth is meant to be rehabilitative, whereas jail for adults is meant as punishment (Movement to End Juvenile Solitary Confinement Gains Ground, But Hundreds of Kids Remain in Isolation). When in jail, youth are supposed to be getting an education and rehabilitative programming in hopes that they will be able to acclimate and contribute to society when they are released at the age of 18. When they are placed in solitary confinement, they are denied all of this. They are alone for 23 hours a day, with often times nothing to occupy their minds.
He has “an overpowering desire to break free from himself and dive into the flow” and not be conscious about where he is from (p. 296). Cedric Jennings is the main subject through whose eyes we see the struggle to get a good education. His story begins in Ballou High School in the black ghetto of southeast Washington D.C. Cedric is the youngest child of Barbara Jennings and Cedric Gilliam, a drug dealer who has spent a good part of his life in jail. Barbara and Cedric live in poverty, moving from one place to another. Barbara is a single parent and vows to keep her son off the streets by getting him involved in church and his
Iggy’s stoned and drunken father continuously picked up this furniture off of the street. Not only does Iggy have a bum for a father as one parenting figure, but, his mother has also been AWOL for a month. In this story, there is not one specific antagonist. The real adversary is Iggy’s surrounding environment in the city, along with the parents that adequately support him. The rising action took place in the very beginning of the story when Iggy was expelled from school for walking into a class that is not his.
Curtis story transformed and share his experience to let other youth in his shoes learn from it, also as Asante did with his juvenile years changing and trying to impact black youngsters. As a piece of the unequal education area this is a perfect representation of blacks channeled thought the pipeline and not being able to gain their freedom and liberty from their wrongdoings. People send their children to school to learn and to improve themselves and also their communities. However, the desks that these students sit in are now counted by the state prison to determine what percentage will make up their inmates. There are various factories centriole to inequities in the black education field, for instance unequal punishment, more stagnation with the juvenile justice system, and other circumstances create the ideal circumstance that leaves blacks without the same educational opportunities as whites.
This just to show how poor that school was. Growing up in the type of environment you would how would you been able to break the statistic of being a highschool dropout and later going to jail or dead in the street. One of the most interesting idea that comes to mind is how these kids grown up and end up in this situation. It all starts when the kids are in kindergarten. They aren 't really able to see that they are getting the bad end of the stick and the danger around them.
In Adam Foss’ TED talk the speaker says, “In the fall of 2009, a young man was arrested...He was 18 years old..He had his sights set on college but his part time minimum-wage job wasn’t providing the financial support he needed to enroll in school...In a series of bad decisions he stole 30 laptops from a store and sold them on the Internet.”(Adam Foss). This evidence explains the fact that juveniles are not dangerous because this juvenile did not want to hurt anyone in particular. He needed the extra money to help himself afford college but made a bad choice doing so. A lot of people may say that juveniles deserve to pay for their crimes no matter what their intentions were because they decided to break the law but is it is not logical to charge a juvenile that was threatened with a gun or that wanted to pay for an education with an excessive amount of jail time by
I finish my apprenticeship next year and I 'll be able to work.” This teenager figured out being in a gang is the wrong choice, left the gang, and changed their life around. They are not the only one to do so, and they serve as an example that shows, teenagers can make the right decision and change their lives for the better. There are a number of reasons that range from simple to complex on why teenagers join gangs, and one solution is finding an answer to their specific problem before the person chooses to join. Furthermore, to help someone leave a gang, the person need to be shown there’s more out there in the world that they could do that will make a positive
All kids should be given a second chance at life and that's why they created the juvenile court system so kids could have a second chance to life and maybe redeem themselves. In the article Juveniles don't deserve life sentences by Gail Garinger it talks about how juveniles do a crime the longest they an stay is until they are 18-21 years of age. With all this in progres we could work to rehabilitate half or most of the kids. In conclusion, kids should not be treated as adults because they don't know any better. Also if kids can't drink, drive, or go to R rated movies why can the be tried as adults it makes no sense kids will always be kids no matter the situation they are in you can't treat them as adults for one simple mistake that they made.
As I read this article 15 times or more trying to fully understand it all, my mind is taken back over, and over again to the movie, “The Blind Side.” In this movie Michael Oher has to overcome being taken from his mother at a young age, becoming homeless, adapting to a new life with a “family.” He has to try to fit in, in his new school, make decent grades. The school is predominately white, Christian school, and Michael is a black kid from the wrong side of the tracks. With help from his new family, friends, and the community Michael overcomes many obstacles and goes from a not so smart homeless kid, to high school graduate with college football in his future. If that is not resilience, I don’t know what is. In the movie, Michael’s goes