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Juveniles before they became men or women still lost in the system with no one to hear their side or understand their side of the story
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SOLITARY CONFINEMENT WON’T REHABILITATE MINORS

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT WON’T REHABILITATE MINORS | lost as a juvenile | Scoop.it
When children commit crimes, we are left with many questions. One that has proved particularly challenging is what do we do with those children?

Via Each One Reach One
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I love what you all are putting out there for expressing your concerns in recoginition to this madness in lconfining our minors I feel we as people need to find a better solution of how to deal with our minors of discipline problems. If we can take the time and listen and find out what they are crying out for, we could help resolve the majority of the problems that are taking place among our youth right now.

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Wasted Lives – Our Children Die in Adult Jails/Prisons

Wasted Lives – Our Children Die in Adult Jails/Prisons | lost as a juvenile | Scoop.it
In the 1990's, a wave of fear tore through the fabric of American culture. We were terrified by the idea of non-prosecutable children committing murder and other violent crimes.

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For we see what can happen to our children that has been left behind to the jail/prison system. They go in trying to learn how to cope with this type of life with the life they once had before stricken and taken from them with the punishment of prison to be given as a result to deal with. Taken away from survival to what the brain, the heart has known since a baby, and to be administered to a place as this is a whole other level that this premature mind will have to learn to live and deal with on a day to day basis with no one to talk to that will help understand their pain and their frustration they may go through. Because they have been placed in this type of environment that type of structure of llife is gone. They are lucky to find a person with a real heart that cares for them in their mistakes and try to hear them out and talk to them to reach them from being this person that caused them to be put here into this place. For we all make mistakes, but who is willing to look beyond our faults and look at what these children neen. Love, attention, understanding, and communication helps a person to make a better decision when once given the opportunity to be heard and not just listen to. For hearing and listening are of much difference cause we listen does not mean we heard what someone is saying or trying to say. That even mean in the way the act and react to what they are saying or trying to say. If you are a parent of victim to the system, go talk to your child and hear what he or she has to say and learn to communicate from the indepthness of your heart so you can save what you brought into this world. Don't let the  cares of the life you chose to live keep you from saving your own!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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School to Prison Pipeline | NAACP LDF

“School-to-Prison-Pipeline” = Funneling of kids out of school & into the the juvenile correction system http://t.co/Ne67eBmix7 @TheRoot247
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I truly agree with this news clipping for me and my son was a victim to the school system. They felt like it was more important to punish my son for holding a friends i-phone that the friend gave him perimission to hold. Because the friend did not take the phone back home, the grandmother that cared for him went  to the school house to report the phone stolen and from there the officer that was in charge of this complaint felt it was better for him to press charges against my son, taking him to court, and from this incident it gave a charge of petty theft on his record. Instead of us coming up with a better solution as parents, the system found it best to give my son a charge, take him and myself through court and have him to take a theft class. on top of that this charge will show on his record even after he becomes over the age of 18. Where has the thought of parenting and taking control over your own child has gone to?

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lost as a juvenile is a title I used to grab the attention of the people in recognizing the ones was incarcerated as a juvenile and that has been forgotten over the past 15 to 20 years

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Everyday Assaults of Young Offenders in Adult Prisons

Everyday Assaults of Young Offenders in Adult Prisons | lost as a juvenile | Scoop.it
I taught in an 'alternative" school for kids who were troubled or didn't really fit within the traditional mold. This story breaks my heart. These kids could be any number of my kids. These kids ar...

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thought i pass this message on to others to read

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Convicted rapist admits murdering woman in front of 4yo, while on parole - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Convicted rapist admits murdering woman in front of 4yo, while on parole - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | lost as a juvenile | Scoop.it
A 30-year-old man who had served jail time for rape, has admitted to murdering another woman after his release from prison. Jason John Dinsley, who has at least 99 prior convictions pleaded guilty in the Ballarat Magistrates Court.
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He has a sickness and needs much attention in researching the mind of someone like this. With his history of convictions it shows we as people in high places that makes the decisions of whats good for someone to be examined more careful to see if they are ready for the free world. But as we see since he was 14 he has been in a lot of trouble so that shows some form of mental behavior that should have been looked into a long time ago, especially in and out of court over 24 times within a three year span and 99 convictions, where did the system go wrong at with this decision of releasing him on parole? Where you have juveniles that has been incarcerated for over 25 years and were first time offenders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Structure is a fact of jail life | TriCities.com

Four Castlewood High School students likely began their stay in the Highlands Juvenile Detention Center with a strip search and swapping their street clothes for a set of prison-orange coveralls and slippers.

Via Elissa Cooper
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As I began reading this article tears began falling from my eyes and my heart began to flutter. I began realizing to myself that the system is over our children and not us as parents anymore. The reason for this cause because the parents have lost site to their responsibilties. We as parents don't want to take on the full job of a parent, and for the most part is dealing with the behaviors of our kids, instead we reward them with devices and allow them to interact with different things of the world that draws their attention to a number of things that brings rebellious activity into the home. Instead we turn our heads from the problems, and come into denial and when the behaviors get too far out of hand, we want to confront the law and the system to the  problem. In all reality it our job for the bible  declares that charity begans at home which means love and discipline and to train a child in a way that they should go. From the beginning of time we were charged by GOD to fufill these duties of our children, but we have become lazy and inconsiderate to the fact that our child needs us through love, communication, discipine, understanding, leadership, prayer, and both parents. Just because we as parents are not together as a couple or as a husband or a wife, does not mean we can't be the parent to the child. We as parents have to be a team of support for that child no matter how hard it gets. When we think enough of leading our kids in the right direction, we got to learn to put our differences to the side and learn to communicate better to want to see what we as the parents brought forth into the world survive this big old world, because without the proper guidance our children will continue to fall and the system will take full control over them and  us.

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12 exemptions to Miami-Dade County Juvenile Curfew Ordinance

12 exemptions to Miami-Dade County Juvenile Curfew Ordinance | lost as a juvenile | Scoop.it

Miami Police say anyone under the age of 17 can be exempted from the restrictions of the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Curfew Ordinance if the juvenile:

 

1. is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or by someone 21 years of age or older that has permission to be responsible for the juvenile

 

2. is working, or traveling to or from work

 

3. is traveling interstate

 

4. has written permission from a parent or guardian to run an errand

 

5. is aiding or assisting in an emergency

 

6. is traveling to or from a school, religious, civic, or county-sponsored event

 

7. is emancipated by marriage or court order

 

8. is homeless

 

9. is exercising First Amendment rights

 

10. is on the property of his/her residence, or a neighbor’s residence if the neighbor does not object

 

11. is attending or returning from a public event which began before 10:00 p.m. and has written permission

 

12. is authorized by the County Commission


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I feel it's a good thing because i have juveniles of my own and when you give them too much space, you are giving them too much responsibilty of how to think and what to decide to do in their decisions that they are making. Basicly giving them the opportunity to become adults when not first being responsible teenagers. Also it helps the parents to take back the control of thier kids and to help parents realize the error we are taking and going in by allowing our kids to be free in ignorance. The fact of the matter we have lost sight to what we as parents need to do to save our own. This is why the law has got involved, cause the parents have lost control.

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