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Old 07-26-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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Country's youngest murderer nears prison release


Probation basically means they risk going back to prison for any slip-up or violation of the conditions agreed to.

“They’re going to have to have mentors,” Dillon said. “They knew very little about the world going in. The system doesn’t prepare you for freedom.”

Some of the conditions include paying $50 a month toward the cost of supervision after the first 18 months, not using into


***What exactly is appropriate in situations such as this??
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:43 PM
 
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Wow. What a sad story. The system failed those two kids. DCF acknowledged signs of abuse but closed the investigation?? Then days later, the girl is faced with a family member masturbating while seeing her naked in the shower?? Poor girl. No wonder these kids felt like no other option was possible. If only the people in charge of that "investigation" could be held accountable.

I can't believe they were tried as adults. Was the abuse even taken into account? I know this isn't about the trial, it's about their release, but this seems like a miscarriage of justice to me.

I won't be surprised at all if these two end up back in jail for violating their probation or turning to drugs. I doubt they'll kill again, IMO, but I can't see this ending well for them. This is very sad.

Hopefully they can live at some type of halfway house or group home to help the adjustment period. Hopefully they can find jobs and make friends and build relationships with people. Hopefully they can see a counsellor, if this hasn't already been done throughout their sentences. I'm sure continuing to see someone would only help. I'd like to see them make it but I don't think statistics are on their side.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:49 PM
 
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I wonder if they will get satisfactory rehabilitation....in these situations was a jail sentence necessary??
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