Excerpt......please read full article and share with others, so important to be a voice for these children.
Children DO deserve a "chance" to become a productive member of society, yet they are thrown away and forgotten by officials, families and the general society, with no hopes of any future. This treatment is clearly a slow death sentence, for mistakes made as a "child", IMO
1.A child's developing brain makes him more susceptible to rehabilitation
2. Juvenile facilities are equipped with far more resources and programs than the adult system
3. Recidivism rates for juvenile facilities are much lower than Adult corrections
4. Among their peers there is no threat of abuse by adults"