Friday, April 18, 2014

Unprisoning Our Children

Sheila A. Bedi  
Clinical associate law professor, Northwestern University
PLEASE read FULL article, so very important for ALL

"These children are in different states and in every region of the country, but their stories are hauntingly similar: rapes, brutal use of pepper spray, beatings, prolonged solitary confinement. Lawsuits were filed over barbaric conditions. Jurisdictions were shamed and pledged to do better. Millions of taxpayer dollars have been -- and will be -- spent trying to make children's prisons safe. But eventually, the lawsuits will go away, the oversight will disappear and reforms will begin to recede. And the cycle of abuse will begin again."

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