Wednesday, 4 April 2012

US justice system failing the youth?

In American kids as young as seven years old have been tried as adults and over 2,500 children are facing life sentences. Many argue that if a child isn't old enough to drink or drive legally that they should be sparred being put on trail as an adult for committing a crime. In most cases these adolescents are put in prisons with adults. Kara Aanenson, lead organizer for Just Kids Partnership

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Teen Tortured & Hogtied for Two Days in Michigan Prison

Vincent Smothers, a former Detroit hit man serving time behind bars told AP reporter Ed White among others, that Devontae Sanford, a 14 yr-old developmentally challenged teen who is blind in one eye did had nothing to do with the murders he and an accomplice committed. Devontae Sanford is being told he can not have family visitation for two years which is illegal, cruel, unusual and inhumane punishment. He told his mother he is being tortured in a letter dated Jan 2012.

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