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Fighting Crime by Reforming Juvenile Hall

Posted on Jun 2, 2009

This week on the podcast: Sheerly Avni and Omar Turcios from The Beat Within, a magazine written by and for the troubled kids in juvenile prisons. Such facilities could be “recruiting grounds for crime fighting,” argues Avni, and that’s in our self-interest.

“If you want to stop crime—very simple. You look at a bunch of 5-year-old kids in the ghetto. Ask yourself: ‘Do I want them to be criminals or not in 10 years? What’s that going to do to the value of my home?’ ”

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By Russian Paul, June 2, 2009 at 10:58 am Link to this comment

Didn’t listen to the podcast, but in my experience, juvenile hall was a revolving door for me and my friends. If you got caught up for a minor transgression, they would make sure that you came back, again and again, it’s a business after all.

Once you’re caught in their system, it’s a struggle to break free. It’s designed to keep you coming back.

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