Joshua Lind , Staff writer. On any given day, there are approximately 10, juveniles in adult prisons or jails. Roughly , teenagers are tried as adults every year. Do teenagers deserve to be treated as adults in the courtroom? Teenagers are not ready for adult prisons and adult trials for them are unwarranted.
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The United States is the only country in the world where the justice system will sentence children to death behind bars for the crimes that they commit. Although the conduct is usually deemed to be violent, which makes the individual a threat to the general population, there is no way out of the system if you are a juvenile tried as an adult and then sentenced to life in prison. Cyntoia Brown is one story of about 10, who was sentenced as a juvenile for killing a man when she was just 16 years old. She was given clemency in after serving 15 years in prison for the crime. She has always maintained that her actions were in self-defense because the man she killed had purchased her for sex. Brown reportedly shot the man while he was sleeping, and then stole his cash, guns, and truck as she fled the scene.
10 Reasons Why Juveniles Should Not Be Tried or Sentenced as Adults
Juveniles are almost adults; they have the capability of acting like adults. Many teenagers have personal problems but that does not mean they have to committee a crime to feel better, they just need to search for help. Teens should be tried as adults.
Teens should be tried as adults because they knew exactly what they were doing once they commit that crime. I think 12 and up should be tried. Theyre old enough to understand whats going on don't be to soft on them.