waived into adult court as juveniles.
Supreme court has banned mandatory life sentences for juveniles :new possiblities for resentencing of many see New blog on juvenile justice
also here: very good studies on effect of present system on juveniles and public safety and on prison industrial complex in general
1)read transcript of Supreme Court decision
2)Read Amnesty International's brief to the supreme court in supportof juveniles
3)sentencing project study on effect long sentences for juveniles has on the prisoner and on society
4) Another great study, this time indepth on prison indetsrial complex as well as juveniles
James Earl Jackson: : Born in MO, Father died when he was 2, mother at14.
" I been in prison since I was 16 years old and since I been in prison I have changed my way of thinking and I have changed my behavioral patterns."
As a mentally matured adult I don’t believe that I should be let off the hook for my crimes as a juvenile. I believe that everyone should be punished for any and all criminal activity in which he or she involve themselves in whether he or she be a juvenile or an adult, however I strongly believe in second chances! I don't believe that a 15 year old or a l6 year old juvenile should be sent to prison for life as if a juvenile can't change his or her ways of thinking. . Juveniles can change and I believe that all juveniles should be given a second chance to prove that their destructive behavior could be transformed into positive constructive behavior if given the chance to prove it.Read his story.
sentenced as a mentally ill kid, now a fine artist and has written a guide other outh. See his blogsDarren morris, artist and story
Study Guide for Urban Youth
Lloyd Jarrow #365826;
LA State Prison
Angola, LA 70712
Joseph Orosco 335933
essay:"I have a question. What constitutes an 'adult offense' v. a juvenile offense?"
to new wordpress blog with court decisions, studies and much more to blog with posts by prisoners waived into adult court
to new wordpress blog with court decisions, studies and much more
SabiaWilcher # 304719
Green Bay Correctional Institution
PO Box 19033
Green Bay, Wi 54307
A place where you write letters and can't think of anything to say... A place where you wait for letters that come less and less often ... A place where you gradually stop writing all together. A place where you lost respect for the law because you see it raw, naked, bent, ignored and blown out of proportion to suit the people who enforce it... A place where it is proven that absolute power corrupts absolutely. A place where you wait for a visit that doesn't happen... and although you know the real reason, you have to accept the lies. A place where you learn that nobody needs you... you are the forgotten man, and the world goes on without you... A place where you discover that all of the talents and abilities you have are worthless, for you are a man in green. A place where you receive your divorce papers and you learn the meaning of the words "Till Death Do us part"... for the outside world you are a dead man. A place that doesn't exist in the minds of friends, for they cannot put it on an envelope, nor can they find it in a car... A place that exists only in a time warp, for you are only remembered in past tense... and that's probably appropriate, for you can see no future. A place where days blend into weeks, months merge into years, and eons pass without feeling the touch of a human hand unless it is raised in anger... A place where a kind word and an affectionate touch are only memories. A place where basic humanity is ignored, discarded, and eventually forgotten... A place where men are stripped of their clothes as well as their dignity, and herded like the beast society believes them to be. A place where you go to bed early, even if you are not tired; you walk in circles, even though you have nowhere to go; and you pull the covers over head, even though you're not cold. A place where escape is possible, but only through reading, dreaming, or just plain going mad. Can a man survive prison and resume a useful life? If he can overcome the degradation that is heaped upon him, society will continue to remind him that he is tainted. Does he deserve what he got? Of course! And smug society can be assured that it bas done the right and proper thing. Until... circumstances, errors, accidents, or a mistake in the judicial system flips the table and they find themselves in the shoes of the man in the cell next door!!!!