Tuesday, October 23, 2012
In ‘Juvenile In Justice,’ Children Caught in America’s Prison System - The Daily Beast
In ‘Juvenile In Justice,’ Children Caught in America’s Prison System - The Daily Beast ~ “The majority of kids [in juvenile jail] are victims,” “They don’t wake up one day and decide they’re going to be criminals. A kid might be smoking weed on a Friday night and all of a sudden their life spirals down.The most horrifying facilities are most often where you’d least expect them. “Hawaii is a pure shithole,” Ross says. “The system is based on keeping kids isolated in cells. It’s basically based on Pelican Bay,” he says, referring to the infamous “supermax” California prison that keeps many of its prisoners in solitary confinement.