Thursday, March 28, 2013

Trying juveniles as adults and throwing away the key is wrong

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/columnist/x2082718939/Falcone-Codding-Trying-juveniles-as-adults-and-throwing-away-the-key-is-wrong#axzz2Oqs9sV5w

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"How do children end up in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Dr. Chris Mallett of the Jewish Children’s Bureau in Ohio, completed the most comprehensive study on the lives of death row juvenile offenders, and found: 74 percent experienced family dysfunction, 60 percent were victims of abuse or neglect, 43 percent had a diagnosed psychiatric disorder, 38 percent suffered from addictions and 38 percent lived in poverty.
Every child deserves a second chance. It’s time Connecticut unlocked its dungeons that hold our children.


Concetta Falcone-Codding is a freelance writer from Killingly. Email her at concettafalconecodding1@gmail.com.

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