I never posted this last week but did not want to forget to do it. I think we should not forget that police institutionalized violence is a widespread problem that manifests itself in many ways. Every state has mechanisms to sentence adolescents with adult sentences and for serious crimes, but New York is one of two states that automatically try 16 and 17 year olds as adults. Part of the consequences is that there are 489 teenage inmates at Riker's Island. A quarter of them have been placed at least part of the time in punitive segregation. The correctional officers are under investigation for their treatment of adolescents:
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.