Kids in jail

I just heard the saddest thing on NPR. Kids in institutions don’t get much representation. Not many people ever stop to think about that, do they? I know I didn’t.

The case was presented of a young woman who was taken from her home because she was being regularly raped by someone close to her. She went to an institution where she was bullied and beaten by her mates. She finally lashed out, and was charged. She was subsequently put in another institution with children who were mentally ill and very, very violent. She again lashed out against the bullying, and was charged again. When she was 15 she finally met one attorney who actually cared enough to hear her out and help her.

This young woman in the interview on NPR is turning her life around, but how many kids don’t get that chance?


Author: Soulrebel

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