Kid Even the Prosecutor Felt Uneasy About Putting in Prison


Kid Even the Prosecutor Felt Uneasy About Putting in Prison

            Minors who are incarcerated today will walk among us as adults. Shouldn’t we take better care of them, for their sake and ours?
Nov 8 2013, 9:24 AM ET

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Joseph Hall, a ten-year-old, fired a .357 magnum into the skull of his sleeping father, a neo-Nazi. He said he was afraid that his dad might kill him along with his step mother. A judge found him guilty of murder and sent him to juvenile hall at age 12. He’ll get out in 10 years or so. A long article on the case by Amy Wallace does an excellent job complicating the summary version above, in part by detailing the boy’s history of violent behavior toward others, uncontrollable outbursts, and understanding that he was doing wrong.  She also spoke with the man who worked to convict him, Riverside County Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Soccio, who had never tried a child before in his 23 years as a prosecutor: …

please, read article here:  http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/11/a-kid-even-the-prosecutor-felt-uneasy-about-putting-in-prison/281276/

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