Kids or Criminals? Growing up and getting out – a very important entry!

Kids or Criminals?

Growing up and getting out


4 thoughts on “Kids or Criminals? Growing up and getting out – a very important entry!

  1. Reblogged this on My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison and commented:
    The saddest casualties of this rush to throw as many people in prison as possible are the children. Yes, children often do serious crimes. Many of these kids were thrown away by abusive, neglectful, or addicted parents. Many were raised by the stat
    e and the only mentoring they could get was from
    other, often young people in their same shoes. When they were delinquent at school no one cared. When they were taken to juvenile court no one cared. Many
    were moved from one abusive foster parent to
    another. When they started doing pretty crimes no
    one cared. When they ended back in juvenile court

    the courts were too swamped and probation officers
    never checked on them to see if they were in school. They were sent to home probation. No one cared.
    Only their friends cared. They protected each other.
    They survived. No one taught them right from wrong
    and no one punished them. Then one day the child
    finally did something really bad and they noticed. They said, ” You are a horrible child, you’ve been in trouble for years. You can’t be helped. We’re going to send you to adult court and they can deal with you. ”

    22 States will certify children as young as 7 to be tried in adult court. Their lives now lost. They have no idea what a life is like being loved and cared for and raised to be the best they can be. 70% of all foster children end up in prison and female foster children are 600x more likely to have a baby they struggle to raise alone to have someone to love.

    Although this is a different issue – pro life, abortion abolitionists have no concern for a baby after it is born. They only want it born. Life is sacred they say. But when these babies are discarded because they can’t be cared for they often end up as one of these children and it is a crying shame.

    1. I agree with you – in each Point. I thought unto you during Blogging “Kids or Criminals?” please, read some entries in my blog childreninprison or childreninshadow (here). When yóu´ll read the Piece “Ban solitary confinement for children” …you´ll cry, i am sure! i am Blogging and Blogging to inform others about These cruelties – nobody understand how a Nation, so wonderful, make so heavy “mistakes” … in psychological and sociological view.
      Please, read the book “When children kill their parents” ::: i try to Show the chain between poor education (and love) in childreninshadow and the entrance into prison in childreninprison.we Need to inform and share …. thank you for your interest… annamaria

      1. I do understand. I just read a book that bea’s published in 1996 “Now Matter how Loud I Shout” about the juvenile court system in LA. There is a reason why kids do what they do. It usually starts in the home and their screwed up caregivers. The men I’ve written to in prison came from these kinds of places. it is the kids that bear the worst of it. Yes, there are some mentally ill kids but not the majority. Yes, I will read more. You notice how people don’t “like” many blog posts? Or comment ? Because they think it means they like what you wrote instead of appreciating the knowledge.

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