The Importance Of Juveniles In Prisons

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Juveniles Need Help

Twenty-five percent of all serious violent crimes involve at least one juvenile offender. Juveniles arrest have been incrementing over the years and there has been a debate on whether or not juveniles should get life sentence or not. There has also been 200,000 juveniles who enter adult criminal justice, these children face their actions on prisons with people who are way older than them and get sentenced for life. Youth should not get sentenced for life because children are still trying to deal with their identity, don’t have the mental ability and juveniles have no responsibility. In Addition the different perspectives presented by the Supreme Court argues that juveniles who commit murder should not be sentenced to life because it violates the 8th amendment. On the other hand the four justice argues that heinous crimes that are committed by juveniles should always be punished and discuss how even juveniles who do the worst crimes still get considered as “poor children”.
The issue of juvenile
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In the video What I Learned as A Kid, the speaker mentions how jails are actually supposed to rehabilitate juveniles in prison, but does the contrary and how he would hear people in jail talk about their future crimes they will commit once they get released. What this proves is that juveniles in jail aren’t going to come out different from when they came in because they didn’t receive any help at all all this does is give them more time and space to think about what other crimes they’ll do next. Keeping them forever in jail without being able to get out isn’t going to help them. Rather if you give them life sentence juveniles won’t be able to realize they can be different human
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