July 28, 2009

"From Time Out to Hard Time"

From the New York Times:

12 and in Prison

The editorial was prompted by the release of From Time Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System by Michele Deitch of the LBJ School at the University of Texas (homeland of Grits for Breakfast).

The whole report is here (pdf file). If you care about what can happen to children 12 and younger in the system, it's highly recommended.

1 Comment:

Bail Bonds Las Vegas said...

I shudder to imagine my 5 year old spending 1 minute incarcerated when she turns 12. Kind of makes me nauseous.