Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Preliminary comment on the jailing kids for cash scandal

Which is that I'm surprised that it took place in a relatively urbanized region. Some of the penalties, as stated in Amy Goodman's article that I'll get back to in another post, like sending a girl to prison for eleven months for slapping another girl, seem to be things that no one in their right mind outside of an ignorant backwater would consider even remotely normal. I'm sure that folks in Philadelphia don't send people away for 11 months because of that. They have real crime to contend with.

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