Saturday, 15 May 2010

Children’s Books - Novels About Teens in Prison - NYTimes.com

Children’s Books - Novels About Teens in Prison - NYTimes.com
For all those who are keen on sending teenagers to jail, (take note, Sensible Sentencers) these new novels tell the real story. It will not be any different in New Zealand jails either. Teenagers will always push the limits and as adults we need to fairly and sometimes firmly establish the boundaries. We cannot solve all the tragedies-it is just part of life that sometimes the children hurt themselves and others. We cannot be too judgmental, as after all we survived those risky rears. But if jail is the answer, we are asking the wrong questions.

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