Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Is a 15 Year-Old Competent to Stand Trial?

Via Scoop.itJuvenile Defendants

It was the day before Dakotah Eliason’s sixteenth birthday, and as he spent the evening talking to his father, there was no discussion of how the big day would be celebrated. Dakotah was in prison, and he was speaking to Mr. Eliason through an intercom and a pane of glass. Both of them knew that Dakotah would spend this birthday, and many more, behind the walls, fences and barbed wire that held him inside the Thumb Correctional Facility.

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