Life In Prison Analysis

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The documentary was the best way to understand the book and view the injustice loophole that we are faced with today. Jonathan was only sixteen when he shot (not killed) his ex girlfriend current boyfriend because she claim that she was forced to kill the life of her unborn child. Jonathan felt that he was helping the ex girlfriend by shooting her boyfriend to scare him off. Even thought he brought himself in. He still had the maximum punishment. Jonathan was wrong for not going to the authorities and he was also wrong for shooting someone. Yes Jonathan deserve to be incarcerated but he didn’t deserve that maximum amount of time and he didn’t deserve the experience that he had in prison. His mother said, “When children are placed with adults …show more content…
The drugs are the reason behind loosing his sanity. He was a sixteen-year-old boy that was later placed among older and bigger man in an adult prison facility. He became one of the smallest people and easiest target for assault and sexual assault. Jonathan was unable to protect himself and the court prove that they weren’t going to protect him when they denied his request to be sent to a juvenile system with kids like him that are spending the rest of their natural life in prison. Jonathan killed himself 3 days after his 17th birthday and no one felt remorse for taking his freedom, his sanity, his privacy, his education and his dreams. Jonathan could of still continue his education and earned a GED if he was in the juvenile system setting, he could have received help for his substance abuse and he would of receive counseling for the crime he committed, but instead they locked him up with adult that are proud of the crime life and people that have no chance of changing their ways. Yes, when children are put with adults they lose their childhood and all hope they have of a better …show more content…
The question is do I agree with the death penalty that is given to juveniles. My answer is absolutely not, and why would anyone send a child to die? Its been said that children are the future, how can they be the future if they can’t even be protected by the law. Yes they might have committed some serious crimes, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t have the ability to change. In my opinion children are like sponges, they are able to take in so much if you are willing to give them the proper information, the help, the counseling and the second chance they deserve. We were all kids at some point; some of us were raised with parents that were there and able to teach us the rights and wrongs at an early age. Not everyone had the luxury to have parents, teachers, and counselors around to help them understand the good and bad of the world. Not having a guardian around is one of the reasons that juveniles turn to crimes, or to a “big brother”(a member of a gang) for guidance. The court has to realize that during that stage, children are often trying to fit in with others. They are always seeking others approval especially if that person is older, seems wiser or in a higher ranking than them. The court also have to realize that during the stages of puberty, kids have different hormones, their feelings are harder to control

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