The age group determined by the scientific community to be human adolescence, the years that the human mind is most vulnerable, impressionable & still learning to make proper decisions.
Given this, it is evident that our country’s policy of #MassIncarceration doesn’t match up to the science we know. We have kids being tried as adults and being forced to survive in adult penal institutions. Kids who, while they may know right from wrong, aren’t equipped psychologically with the tools to handle these critical decision processes. So our answer has been to punish, punish, punish. A “solution” that clearly isn’t working. We need to give our kids a chance!
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