Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Boy and family weep at sentence request

Via Scoop.itJuvenile Justice

While prosecutors accepted that the boy should be considered an addict, they opted instead for article 127, which also relates to “drug use” but carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison for juveniles but no minimum term. As she read out the sentence request, Srigati also told the court Indonesia’s tough anti-drugs stance must be respected, but that the boy’s age was also taken into account as a leniency factor.

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