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The Kid Prison System

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In my opinion the film is biased, but I do agree with the fact that the kid prison system is corrupt. I disagree with the fact that at the age of 16 or 17 you can be tried as an adult in adult court, there is a reason that they have a kids court. On the other hand, I disagree with the film and the fact that there was so much talk about racial discrimination. There are over 54,000 kids in jail, and most of those 54,000 kids are not even in there for a crime. Skipping school, missing curfew, not obeying guardians rules, sneaking out, etc. are all reasons that kids are sent to jail. When kids that are only 16 and 17 are tried in adult court, studies have shown that these teens are more likely to commit crimes and serious offenses. For this reason some kids get into a cycle of trials, Juvy, and release because that is all they know how to do, because when they are released they don’t know how to live a normal life.…show more content…
In one jail 92% of the kids were on psychotropic drugs at one time, and this affects the kids in a negative way, resulting in solitary confinement as punishment. Also, most of the kids put in jail, and solitary confinement has mental health issues, but their health issues are not treated, they are thrown just thrown in jail repeatedly. The last reason is because of the racial discrimination not only in the film, but the schools, and jails. Many of the kids that are locked up come from relinquished homes, and don’t get the proper care. The price of putting these kids in jail averages about $21,000,000 and this money comes from taxpayers, when it could be spent on treatment , and this number could be reduced by providing proper care for these kids so they will become
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