May 13, 2014
IF YOU’RE FACING JAIL TIME, YOU’RE NOT REALLY A “MINOR” OFFENDER, EVEN IF YOU’RE A MINOR. Juvenile injustice: truants face courts, jailing without legal counsel to aid them. The juvenile justice system, nationally, is pretty much a disaster. I was on Tennessee’s Juvenile Justice Reform Commission back in the 1990s, but I think our biggest accomplishment was not making things worse. Which is nothing to sneeze at. . . .