To begin, Yummy is a victim because of his miserable childhood and the way he has been growing up. One day during class, all the students were talking about Yummy and how he accidentally killed a girl. Everyone was discussing what they knew about Yummy. Roger states, “His daddy was in prison for drugs. And I heard his mama had been arrested 41 times for drugs and prostitution.
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.
Jodi Picoult writes a outstanding story, Nineteen Minutes. The main character is Peter Houghton, who has been bullied since the first day in kindergarten, who happens to be the shooter in his school shooting. His only friend, Josie Cormier, stood up for him until the 6th grade where she then decided to became friends with the popular kids and her too became a bully towards Peter. She was also Peter's love but the crush was only one sided for Peter. Peter ends up getting life in prison for killing 8 people and wounding 19.
In the article “Life sentence: is life without parole for juveniles cruel and unusual punishment?” by Brown Dontae and Adele Birkenes talks about juveniles getting charged as adults. This article shows how 14 year old Jackson committed murder by shooting the store clerk. Jackson and other robbers where trying to rob some video games. It didn’t turn out so pretty so they shot the man. The author for this article thought she was too young to be sentenced to life in prison.
7 The Night Stalker Thestar.com Richard Ram was known as the Night Stalker and during his 8 month killing spree during the 1980’s he killed 14 victims. The self-proclaimed Satanist broke into homes, burgalured, raped, and killed, and once captured seemed to enjoy the publicity and media attention. And his crimes attracted a lot of attention. On the first day of his trial he entered the courtroom, held out his hand, which had a pentagram drawn on it, and shouted, “Hail Satan!” He never expressed any type of guilt or remorse for his crimes. After being found guilty on 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries, he was sentenced to death.
Mister lives in a two bedroom government assistance housing with his dismantled mother who has taken in her friends son Pete. Pete is a 10 year old Korean boy has been physically and sexually abused and his innocence is shown throughout the movie. Pete follows Mister around, still learning the cruel ways of the world and how to survive. Mister’s life took a turn when his building is raided due to the bully (Dartavius Stallsworth) being an informant for the police. The police received a tip that Mr. Stallsworth was breaking into apartments, so they agree to drop the charges in exchange for a name.
John Wayne Gacy is a serial killer who killed 33 people in total. He was born on May 17th 1942 in Chicago where he was physically and verbally abused by his father. Since this age he showed unusual behaviours and avoiding society, but then was determined that he has a psychological disorder. He moved to Los Angeles and was living a normal life however he started showing his real face in 1968 where he raped a young, male employee. After he got out of the jail he started collecting pornographies featuring men.
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen is a story written about a boy named Cole Matthews who is a nuisance to everyone around him. This delinquent has been in trouble with the law since he was a mere child. His latest crime? Almost beating a kid to death after a boy named Peter told on him for robbing a hardware store. Cole is sent to court where they will decide his future.
During the 1980s and 1990s, at the height of the crack epidemic, the term “crack baby” was used to describe a child born to prenatal cocaine exposure and have been predicted to grow up uneducated, poverty-stricken and prone to criminal behavior. As projected, Cresco grew up to become deviant, aggressive, and lack companionship for others and respect for authority. By the age of 16, Cresco was charged as a minor for several violent offenses including assault with a deadly weapon and gang affiliated activates. At the age of 22, he led a young man down an alley way just north of the Brooklyn Bridge and stabbed
Also on that same article it say “ Nathaniel Brazil , now is fourteen, charged as an adult with first-degree murder. He returned to Lake Worth, Fla middle school and shot to death and English teach, who would not let him say good-bye to two girls on the final day of class.” This quote explains on how Brazil stately killed his teacher because of how he felt he let his inner feelings control and that is mostly how some teens commit crimes. Although, some facts backs up on why juveniles should go to jail my claim is true enough more important that they shouldn’t because it states how kids are kids they see things and learn from it. Next, it wouldn’t be right to let a juvenile’s go to jail where grown men sexually abuse other men it’s just harsh. Overall, I think juveniles should not be convicted as an adult because their children not an adults even if they made an adult decision.