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Old 02-22-2009, 04:16 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Xyz View Post
Originally Posted by Sairis View Post
There's gotta be more to this story that they'll hopefully uncover.
And an 11-year-old in prison with other adult prisoners is a scary thought.
I think he goes to a juvenile prison until the age of 18 and then he serves out the rest of his sentence in an adult prison. Still scary though.
That bugs me too. I hate to write off kids as unredeemable. I do believe they need to be punished and severely. But this feels like we're throwing them away almost. I wish there was a different solution.

What also bugs me, is life sentences aren't always for life. I can't imagine what it might be like for some 50 or 60 year old to be released after a being in prision since s/he was a child, who has absolutely no real world experience in anything. For them and us.

The whole thing is just sad.
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