Adult Prison Life as Juveniles

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Bottomley 1 Adult Prison Life as Juveniles In today’s Juvenile Justice System more and more decisions arise; leaning towards adult prison terms. States have passed laws which perform allowances for juveniles to be tried as adults (Elikann 110, Juszkiewiez 1, Kelleher 140). History has supported the fact that a child should be looked as a sense of rehabilitation; forming the right path for the best interest of the child (Elikann 122). Sending juveniles of impressionable age to adult prisons will be impressionable. Adult sentencing to juveniles will be historically discussed, statistically evaluated, study oriented, case based and quoted. Myths to this trend excess and programs initiated, that can integrate the future of a better light into the adult prison life as a juvenile. Courts acted as a […] “kind of well-meaning parent or kindly uncle looking after the best interests of the child…a view that …we should rehabilitate, not just punish, the child” (122). This form of juvenile justice was called parens partial (122). This system started to fade away and concerns grow as to how children were made into criminals in adult jails (122-123). By 1825, a refuge was set up by citizens called the New York House of Refuge (122). The new concept brought with it work, training and education; but it also brought cruelty and violence with solitary confinement and corporal punishment into the youth prison (123). In 1899, the juvenile court system was established to help resolve the abuse that was being used (123). This was looked as a form of saving […] “the child along with protecting society” (123). It is the belief that this system is no longer of use to today’s crimes of […] “high profile murders with sophisticated assault weapons that young people are perceived to be doing now” (123).
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