Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

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When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied a shower for twenty-four hours, and then locked in solitary confinement for a month.

One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we… (more)

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"Burning Down the House" offers promising alternatives to jail and issues an urgent and unequivocal moral indictment: We've purchased peace of mind at the cost of the health, and in some cases the lives, of children - a bargain perhaps as criminal as the worst of youthful offenses.


Book Details  


Publisher: The New Press (June 03, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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