Monday, December 04, 2006

Detention Blues

David Feige at Indefensible urges an end to the overincarceration of juveniles, pre-adjudication. I join him in this. Don't even get me started on putting kids in detention for truancy! Yeah, that's the ticket. Take the kids on the margins and put them in with the kids committing crimes. Great idea!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happens all the time here. And I totally agree with you!

12/04/2006 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny that David said that because in my experience, it was near impossible to get a child defendant punished at all! I prosecuted a teenager for his fourth act of pedophelia and could not get the judge to even send him to juvie. Maybe somewhere between over charging in Texas and under-charging in the Bronx, there is a happy medium.

12/05/2006 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No kid in Texas would ever get to see a judge on a fourth act of pedophilia. He'd have long been sent to the Texas Youth commission on a double digit sentence-probably on the second go 'round.

12/06/2006 1:06 PM  

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