“Two of the other suspects made deals with the prosecutor, pleading guilty to second-degree murder and naming Andy as the triggerman,” but that was not the reason why he was convicted, but for being part of a carjacking at the time of Lohrmeyer’s murder. He got sentenced to life without parole. The decision of whether young criminals should be tried in juvenile courts or adult courts has created a lot of controversy throughout the years. Juveniles should be tried as juveniles. Being tried according to their age is fairer.
Our supporting points are that it keeps prisoners safe from each other. It keeps crazy people off the street so there is nobody that killed someone or raped people on the streets threatening to do it again. Also it's not torture no one goes into the prison and get tortured and then they die in the end because they have been through too much pain. Also if you look at the eighth amendment and also look up cruel and unusual punishment they don't match up at all and if you add solitary confinement it doesn't match cruel and unusual punishment either. You will benefit if you pick my side because you can keep crazy and dangerous people of the streets, and get them help from therapists and doctors and help them get back to normal and then they won't be crazy and dangerous but if that doesn't help you can keep them concealed from the world so they can't hurt anyone.
The film Shawshank Redemption is about a banker, Andy Dufresne, who is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover in cold blood. He is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences in the Shawshank State Penitentiary. Andy makes a mistake of trusting the criminal justice system and agrees to cooperate fully. Despite the evidence placing him at the scene of the crime on the night of the murders, Andy has always maintained his innocence. It is at this prison where he meets a fellow inmate, Red, who was convicted and sentenced to life for planning and carrying out his wife's murder.
It does not make a criminal a better person, however, the chances are that either he will come out as a better person with regrets of his past or he will have a grouse against the society and come out as a person with revengeful feelings. No one is born a criminal; it is the society and certain conditions that compel a person to commit crimes. Punishments are given to criminals, aiming to reform them and turn them into good citizens. Inmates are placed in these isolation units for a number of reasons ranging from protecting the other prisoners, to providing justice. Solitary confinement prevents from any harm.
Friday, Thomas Tarbutton, a 58 year old man from Newport Beach was sentenced to 34 years and four months in state prison for running a 3 million dollar Ponzi Scheme. He was found guilty by an Orange County Superior Court jury. Thomas had eighteen account of grand theft, nine accounts of forgery, and eleven counts of using an untrue statement in the purchase or sale of a security and one count of use of a device or scheme to defraud, which are all felonies. I think Thomas should be sent to jail even though he will not live long enough to do the full 34 years. I also think the people who he used for their money should be paid back their money.
Dahmer's has states that the compulsions toward necrophilia and murder at the age of fourteen, but it seems that it was the divorce of his parents. Just after high school Jeffery picked up a hitchhiker named Steven hicks. He brought him to his house where he gave him a lot of alcohol. When Steven tried to leave, Jeffery hit him in the head with a barbell. After he was dead he dismembered him and packed the body parts in plastic bags.
This documentary was about a fifteen year old boy named Brenton Butler who was framed by the police. Brenton Butler was arrested and charged with the murder of Mary Ann Stephens. The only real evidence police had to tie Butler to the murder was an eyewitness account by Mrs. Stephens' husband. Now, an eyewitness account sounds good enough to arrest and charge Butler. However, keep in mind that eye witness accounts can be wrong.
Elena Kagan thought to believe that juveniles and their cases should be going to court with the consideration of age, immaturity, impetuosity, and behavioral circumstances. Approximately 2,500 juveniles have been charged with life in prison without the possibility of parole as adults before the Supreme Court ruling in 2012. Erik Jensen was tried and convicted as an adult when he and his friend, Nathan Ybanez, murdered Nathan’s mother. Around fourteen years of age both Nathan and Erik were charged with the murder of Nathan’s mom. Nathan was becoming a regular at Erik’s house when they astride to notice something was wrong with his household.
The court denied him a lawyer because at the time Florida State law said that only criminals charged with capital offenses could request a lawyer. Gideon went to court without a lawyer. He acted as his own defense. Gideon did his best, bringing forward all the evidence and witnesses he could. Despite his best efforts, Gideon lost the trial and was sentenced to five years in prison (the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, 2014).
Therefore, not trying juveniles as adults will or possibly can lead them to committing other minor or major crimes. Two juveniles who have been tried as an adult would be Nathaniel Brazill who killed his teacher at the age of 13. Brazill got his GED and his law & paralegal certifications in jail. Similarly, Greg Ousley who killed his parents at the age of 14 is serving 60 years behind bars. According to Anderson, he is a model inmate, he is trustworthy behaving himself in prison and getting his education behind bars; got his bachelor's degree in liberal arts.