Illegal Immigration Is The Biggest Issue Facing Our World Essay

2085 Words May 19th, 2016 9 Pages
“And I see the- you know, when I go to the juvenile detention centers and prisons, I see people who can’t read now. And I know when they leave those prisons and those detention centers, they’re not going to be able to make it in our society.”-Walter Dean Myers. If we do not take a stand to youth spending 15 to life in jail we’re not benefiting our society but instead we’re tearing it down. Not only are kids as young as 6 being sent to jail but also most of them are being charged with felony murder in which they aren 't even the ones committing the crimes. Changing our justice system into something that is more beneficial would be a more proper solution. Although some people may argue that illegal immigration is the biggest issue facing our world, giving children life-long prison sentences is the bigger threat and should be solved by adopting a new system to get them the help that they need.
Although some may argue that illegal immigration is the biggest issue facing our world, giving children life-long prison sentences is the bigger threat. In the article “Incarcerating youth as justice” by Robyn Maynard, explains how the nation 's use of detention centers are increasing steadily and how detaining youth is not making the communities safer.“The Impact of Detention on Crime, Rehabilitation, and Public Safety Detention can increase recidivism Instead of reducing crime, the act of incarcerating high numbers of youth may in fact facilitate increased crime by aggravating the…

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