Burning Down the House

Burning Down the House

The End of Juvenile Prison

Book - 2014
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"In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults. Bernstein introduces us to youth across the nation who have suffered violence and psychological torture at the hands of the state. She presents these youths all as fully realized people, not victims. As they describe in their own voices their fight to maintain their humanity and protect their individuality in environments that would deny both, these young people offer a hopeful alternative to the doomed effort to reform a system that should only be dismantled"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : The New Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781595589569
1595589562
9781595589668
Branch Call Number: 365.42 Be
Description: xiii, 365 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: End of juvenile prison

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