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Pirate March 22nd, 2015 1:11pm

Do you approve or disapprove of teenagers being locked into adult prisons with the general population?

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MannIsMe Did You Assume My Party
03/23/15 2:21 pm

Yeah, make a stupid kid roommates with a career criminal. His time in prison will DEFINITELY shape him into a more suitable member of society.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/22/15 9:09 pm

I might approve. A seventeen year old murderer convicted as an adult, you bet. A fourteen year old car thief, no.

malibog 12309
03/22/15 6:18 pm

It would depend on what they are "in" for.

FollowYourBliss Never Happy, Ever After
03/22/15 3:16 pm

Disapprove. A lot of those teenagers are naive and in over their heads. They'll probably end up becoming "harder" criminals in an adult prison, when they could easily be rehabilitated. Which will end them up in prison again. It's a vicious cycle.

swervin Maryland
03/22/15 3:07 pm

Of course. 18 is just a number people made up as the age of adulthood. If a 15 year old commits murder, he needs to face the consquences of his actions the same as a 35 year old.

tdyakker lost
03/22/15 1:57 pm

If they felt adult enough to commit the crime they shouldn't whine when they do the time

rons Thanks America
03/22/15 12:27 pm

Do you want the to vote, smoke pot, drink, all the adult things? Then it's fine.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
03/22/15 11:50 am

If they are tried as adults, sure.

03/22/15 10:46 am

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

commonsense America isnt racist
03/22/15 9:08 am

I think it depends on the crime. If it's murder, I feel less sympathy for the criminal.

kermie gaytopia
03/22/15 9:06 am

I could not more strongly say no.

EarlyBird Portland
03/22/15 7:18 am

People under the age of 18 do not belong with adults. In fact, I feel somewhat sorry for the 18 and 19 year olds going in. They are prime meat to the older guys.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
03/22/15 11:51 am

Perhaps the 18 & 19 year olds should have thought about that before the act.

Pirate Uses the Tap
03/22/15 5:56 pm

Much younger than 18 year olds are in adult prisons.

Christian1459 Cookin Trouble
03/22/15 7:03 am

When you say teenagers, do you mean the eligible 18 and over? If not, they would be put in Juvie.

Pirate Uses the Tap
03/22/15 7:27 am

That's only a myth and not true. Children of all ages are tried and put in adult facilities.

Pirate Uses the Tap
03/22/15 7:32 am

There are tons of articles online to read about the subject.

Christian1459 Cookin Trouble
03/22/15 7:42 am

Wow. Thank you for the links... No words.

Pirate Uses the Tap
03/22/15 7:45 am

I agree, no words.

Pirate Uses the Tap
03/22/15 6:24 am

There really are not words harsh enough to describe what we do to kids in this country.

kermie gaytopia
03/22/15 9:07 am

Thanks for pointing this out. We all need to hear this message