Court Rules American Children Will No Longer Be Incarcerated For Life (& we recently quit executing juveniles)
Some states still charge 11 year old children as adults in this nation (25% of youth are charged as adults in America).
MN Supreme Courts former Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz is remembered for her statements about how abused and neglected children correlate to crime & prison.
“The difference between that poor child and a felon is about 8 years” &
“90% of the youth in juvenile justice have passed through child protection” are 2 powerful Justice Blatz statements that should cause us to reflect on how we treat the youngest and most vulnerable among us.