Saturday, February 02, 2013

On Rehabilitation and Retribution

Interesting reading (pdf) on juvie rehabilitation programming out of Arkansas. Sooie! And on retribution from the Life Sentences Blog:


Anonymous said...

That's great and all, but this article does not really apply to Texas.

We don't lock up non-violent and/or non-repeat juvenile offenders and haven't for several years.

Anonymous said...

How can anyone even think this article does not apply to Texas? Texas locks everyone up. TDCJ is the largest bussiness venture in Texas. Everyone is considered violent whether they are or not.

Once locked up, then released after serving 2/3 of the time, they cannot find employment because of the 800lb gorilla they have to drag around due to the Leg not seeing fit to remove from view the record. There are many highly educated people who are acused of something that never happened by someone else with an alterative motive.

Keep the records from view of future employers so everyone has a fair chance to get his/her life back.

Anonymous said...

Juvenile offenders are no longer being referred to juvenile detention or court for services. Local jurisdictions have found another cash cow. Fine or ticket them and send them on their way. This is teaching that you can buy your way out of criminal behavior at an early age. Not to mention a blatant disregard for the intent of juvenile justice laws.