When Juvie is a Haven

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Some young people would rather serve time in juvenile detention than be out on the street in their own neighborhood.  An insightful column in the Boston Globe spells out why:

“For some, juvenile detention is very much like summer camp — most people hate being shipped off, some never get adjusted, but after a while it’s not as bad as it seems. Good behavior is rewarded, and detainees can earn take-out, movie, and video game rights. Still, that is not what makes detention appealing. For some, it is the certainty that they will see another day…None of them liked juvenile detention, but they preferred it to facing death.”

Read the rest at Boston.com

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