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.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.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.
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.