What’s Going on in America’s “Juvi” ?


Teens can be sent to juvenile detention centres when they are as young as 6 in certain U.S states.  Although most of them end up there at the mere age of 10 or so, the fact that you can end up in prison right after kindergarden is pretty early.

On July 9th, 350 teens in “juvi” in the city of Lansing, Michigan, will be sent to adult prisons the rest of their life according to the ruling of the Michigan Supreme Court.  The “Mandatory Life Without Parole for Youth” is in effect in the state, that makes Michigan the state with the most teens that will spend the rest of their life in a jail cell.

This is a controversial statistic because it is reported in an article on World Socialist Web Site “that Pennsylvania has the largest number of such prisoners of any US state” when talking about “juvi…

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