Effects Of Juvenile Jails

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deny some of the benefits kids have based on one person. “Another Law is the Concurrent Judicial Laws, which is when a case is filed in both juvenile and adult courts because the kid meets certain criteria. Finally, Statutory Exclusion Laws is when a judge transfers a case because of some crimes the teens have committed such as first-degree murder” (Griffin, 2). These facts are important because they show how lawmakers have made laws to facilitate the process of getting kids transferred to an adult court. They have to understand that kids don 't think like adults. People argue that “juvenile jails are intended to be as a way to separate kids and adults” (Bechtold). This isn’t always true, there some horrible consequences because of it like …show more content…
This is a big negative effect because this is why the US department of corrections say “in prison the reconviction of kids is from 14-17 years is 82.1 percent” (Bechtold). This shocked me because this age group is the highest reconviction rate among all age groups. They think they’re not going to get caught like before because of the things they 've learned from other prisoners. This is most likely related to why kids return to prison. Research has shown that their side effects from being in prison in an adult facility like most teens get physical and sexual abuse while in jail, which have led to the high suicide rate among teens”(Bechtold). This shows how instead of having kids get rehabilitated in a jail, it is actually harming them. In adult prisons, “they are also kids that are in for minor crimes. They should not be in adult prison but instead in juvenile facilities where they can be rehabilitated” (Bechtold). This might be linked to the color of the skin of a kid because judges think they are dangerous. “Out of all the juveniles, 32.1 percent of them in adult prisons reported being attacked with a weapon while being …show more content…
“While he was in prison his nose was slashed by another inmate with a razor” (Poliak). This demonstrates kids get physically assaulted by other inmates while in prison. This shows how it is morally wrong for a judge to put a juvenile in an adult facility knowing that this thing might happen. “During this time, he had a cellmate that was in for murder” (Poliak). He could have gotten killed because his cellmate had nothing to lose since he was going to serve a big sentence. Andrea Wood, author of Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Confining Juveniles with Adults after Graham and Miller, gave two cases that demonstrate how we can change the justice system. The two juveniles Graham and Miller challenged the punishment a court can give to any juvenile. “In the case of Graham vs Florida the Supreme Court said that you could not give the death penalty to any juvenile” (Wood). This helps people understand the difference this kid has done. Since then, Graham has saved the lives of other juveniles who would have gotten the death penalty. “In the case of Miller vs Alabama, the Supreme Court said that giving a juvenile a life sentence was against the eighth amendment” (Wood). This case helped save the lives of kids who would have spent the rest of their lives in

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