Mass incarceration also continues the cycle of poverty that falls to the child of incarcerated parents. “It tears families apart, sinking them further into poverty and leaving 1 out of every 28 children with a parent who is incarcerated, two thirds of whom are in prison or jail for nonviolent crimes.” (Denis J. Madden). This especially affects the black community considering 1/15 black children have a parent in prison. (Issues &
The children’s rights website stated that, “On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the United States.”() All of those children have to be reminded daily that the foster care system has a lot of problems in it. Most of these children are put in some of the most unbearable situations. The foster system has numerous problems that I think can and should be solved. This includes: children not having an education, foster parents and children not having a connection, children facing both sexual and physical abuse, financial problems, and children aging out of the system. There are many more problems with the foster care system but I think that these are the main problems that should be addressed and solved.
Sometimes even they are goaded or bullied by their peers. 1 out of 4 children and teens has a mental issue at some point but less than 25 percent of the mental issues are ever treated Price 1-2). When there is a horrible instance like a shooting where a large number of people are killed their is a large amount of national attention where the government looks into how to treat these issues and possibly prevent future ones but shortly after the emotion and attention goes away so does the actions to prevent such events from taking place (Price 2). Kids now instead of solving their problems by duking it out in the backyard they are turning to more violent measures. Some of these measures are knives baseball bats boots and sometimes even guns.
These terms soon turned parents into a troop of angry citizens that demanded justice and answers to their accusations. In accordance with David Scott, author of the article “Virginia Mc Martin Dies at 88; Figure in Case on Child Abuse”, it was suggested that this letters contaminated the case from the beginning. In the letter, they could find the name of Raymond Buckey causing hysteria among the children’s parents. Five employees of the daycare were taken into custody and charged with over 120 counts of child abuse that in the end turned to 321 charges involving 49 children. The news of the case soon spread throughout the country.
Debt You Could Be Put In Jail For. DEBT An increasing number of debtors are being arrested for debts they owe and cannot pay. According to reports by several national news outlets. While debtor’s prisons were abolished in America years ago, it is still possible to land in prison over unpaid debt which is the state of owing money. CHILD SUPPORT Up until the mid 1800’s you could get put in jail for not paying your debt back.
The African American are less likely to make it through school system, this have resulted in the poor educational system. The educational system is just becoming ruined and eventually it would categorize everyone as underclass. This is the huge reason why African American male make up most of the prison and absent to their families. “In 1950, 17 percent of African American children lived in a home with their mothers and not their fathers. By 2010 that have increased to 50 percent.” “In 2010 there was 41 percent and today, the out of wedlock childbirth in the Black community sits at an astonishing 72 percent.” (YourBlackWorld).
There has been many cases of people getting put in jail for crimes they did not commit. There has also been many cases where these innocent people lose years of their life in prison for it. Some of these people who were put in jail innocent fought through it and had hope and one day were proven innocent and set free. Ari Melber, a publisher for NBC News states that: ‘’In 2017 around 149 people spent and average of 15 years in prison’’ (Jailed). This number is only going to get worse if our current legal system doesn't do anything to fix it.
Surprisingly more than 2000 victims of FGM have received treatment at London Hospitals in last three years, reported by Martin Bentham in ‘London Evening Standard’, 2013. Women are victimized; genocide prevails because governments are unable to defend its people from the cultural and economical downfall. In order to provide one right to citizen, developing countries are forced to violate other human rights because the idealized standard set by western world difficult to
There are more than 2,000 child offenders serving life without parole sentences in United States prisons for crimes committed before the age of 18 and Lolita Barthel is one of them. The United States is one of only a few countries in the world that permits children who commit crimes to be sentenced to prison forever, without any possibility of release. Only eight states in this country Alaska, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Mexico, New York, and West Virginia and the District of Columbia prohibit life without parole for youthful offenders. Unfortunately, adolescents, like adults, commit horrible crimes and make terrible mistakes. And, like adults, they should be held accountable but in accordance with their age, stage of development, and greater capacity for rehabilitation.
In 2018, physical abuse is “hidden”, but it is present in such large numbers especially in children, “Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect… Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies…” (childhelp). Physical abuse is a major issue current day, every day 7 to 10 children die due to abuse or neglect. Because abuse was such a big issue in history, and is such a big issue current day, abuse laws are now being enforced in order to prevent future cases from