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What about juveniles getting life without parole?

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18 years in Corrections. Deterrence is beginning to work now? I do not see it. US still has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world based on 'deterrence' and its not working. Cognitive-behaviour programs work and if the juvenile offender is given a sentence where he can get suitable programming it is possible to reduce recidivism and habilitate or rehabilitate the offender... full thread


Tales From the Local Jail: A New Look at the 'Snitch'

Gary F. Cornelius
We have all seen the Hollywood versions of police informants-snitches-you know, those shady characters meeting under a bridge by a river across from the big city at 3 AM. Or- in an empty parking garage, where the ‘snitch’ is on one side of the pillar, out of sight-talking to the plain clothes cop. And then the cop gives the informant some money for the information and they both quietly leave... full story

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