22 states in America allow kids as young as 7 to be tried as adults. Yes, many of their crimes were bad, but kids don’t just wake up one morning and decide to commit a crimes for no reason. Many are in positions in their young lives, and their lack of maturity, feeling they have no way out and no one is listening, erupts in events that once done can’t be undone. There are many stories and many reasons and none I heard were saying they weren’t guilty of what happened. None, in their lack of wisdom understood the ramifications. Many people for many reasons don’t think something bad will happen to them because of their actions, and some never had a way to even learn that concept because they didn’t come from a place where they were taught the difference between right and wrong.

One boy came from a home where 7 male family members were behind bars and he also witnessed his father shot and killed in front of him when he was 14. Did her ever have a chance of having a “normal” life? Are these children to be feared now? I know there are mentally ill people, youth and adults. If these people locked up as children, when they get free and they have never had a chance to get the help they need, they may end up doing worse things as adults.

But the stories of the children in this film don’t seem to stem from mental illness. They came from homes that many of us, were we to have had their lives, could have ended up in the same situation they did. Many of these children never had a chance. Growing up, and maturing in prison, some want to be able to use their lives to reach out to other young people, to show them what can happen, to use their life as an example. But to be given 25 years to life? Is this really the best path? They aren’t asking to be set free. They know they did wrong, but is it the best use of their life? Can their lives be redeemable? You will have to make up your own mind. It doesn’t matter what you think, it only matters what THEY do and how the system responds to that. There are good and bad people on both sides of the fence. Inmates and their keepers.

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13 thoughts on “Young Kids – Hard Time

  1. A FRIEND OF MINE GOT INTO A BAR FIGHT, WHICH BECAME A LIFE CHANGING EVENT FOR TWO PEOPLE. ONE IS DEAD, THE OTHER DID 6 YEARS, PLUS 3 YEARS PROBATION .JAMIE REALLY GOT SCREWED.THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IS A F$$$ING MESS. MONEY AND BEING WHITE vs POOR AND BEING BLACK. 11 YEARS THAT JAMIE IS PAYING; FOR MAKING A BAD DECISION

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    1. Not 11 years. 17. If he doesn’t get paroled he’ll be close to 40. 21 years counting juvy. None of it should have happened. But karma is karma. His life called for this, just like you and me and what we deal with. So it is how you deal with it that determined what happiness you create. BTW have you been to my other blog?

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      1. THAT MAKES IT WORSE.POOR JAMIE .I’VE BEEN TO YOUR OTHER BLOG AND IT IS VERY INTERESTING. I CAN’T SIT UP LONGER THAN 1 HOUR, SO I HAVE TO LIMIT MY COMPUTER WORK.I WISH I COULD SPEND MORE TIME ON YOUR OTHER BLOG.TODAY’S GOAL IS TO SIT UP FOR MORE THAN 1 HOUR.BABY STEPS

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        1. I spend a lot of time laying back on pillows. Before this surgery it was painful to stand for more than a half hour. As the day went on the time got shorter. I’m optimistic that when this heals it will make this better. So I understand how it makes your eyeballs roll into the back of your head. I have a good friend with degenerative spine disease.She can get around inside her as apt with a can’t but outside she uses a power chair. It has been so hard on her. She lives alone. She had the same surgery I just had and she has been able to get of ALL of her pain meds!

          My other blog is for when I want to reblog or have other things to say that has nothing to do with prisons

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  2. IT MAKES ME CRAZY, WHEN CHILDREN HAVE THEIR LIVES SNATCHED AWAY BECAUSE OF ONE MISTAKE.STICKING EVERYBODY IN PRISON IS A COP-OUT,FOR THE INSENSITIVE AND UN-CARING JUDICIAL SYSTEM.LIKE THE MEDICAL PROFESSION, THE ” JUSTICE SYSTEM ” , HAS MORE HOLES IN IT THAN SWISS CHEESE.THAT IS A VERY KIND WAY TO PUT IT. I DON’T WANT TO USE INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE.

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    1. Gee I use inappropriate language all the time! The problem is because these professions are money driven. Locking up more kids promises more full prison beds are full for the prison corporations.

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      1. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, HOW TO OPEN UP DIALOGUE WITH JAMIE.WHEN I DO IT WILL OPEN WOUNDS FOR BOTH OF US. I WILL HOWEVER,START TONIGHT,AFTER I GIVE IT A LOT OF THOUGHT. P.S SONNIQ,I’M SENDING YOU A POEM (A GET WELL CARD ), FROM YOUR NEW ADOPTED SISTER; TO HELP YOU THROUGH SURGERY AND THE DIFFICULT JOURNEY; THAT IS RECOVERY.

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        1. This was another msg that slipped by me. I’m getting an email ready now to send to jamie and I will be sending him what you wrote. You can also send any msgs to an email acct I set up for him for msgs. i put those emails in a jpay email. mynameisjame2@gmail.com. I know how much he appreciates hearing from people. Also – I am Buddhist. I will chant for you – send positive energy for your pain.

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          1. I SENT JAM IE A SECOND MESSAGE,IF YOU COULD PLEASE PASS IT TO HIM.IT WAS ABOUT SPENDING HIS TIME TO PLAN FOR A FUTURE, IN 9 YEARS.ALSO,TRYING TO BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH LITTLE JAMIE.IT WILL BE HARD, BUT HE CAN MAKE IT ON THE OUTSIDE.TELL HIM HE HAS A FRIEND IN CANADA, THAT IS THINKING ABOUT HIM….SONNI; MY NAME IS NEVI

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            1. You sent it to his email Addy? I’ll check. He answered another woman’s mail. I put it in a post. “A letter to Maesha” Search the posts with her name. In the book I’m writing I want to include some of the msgs to him. There are many “prison” books out there. This one is different. It is about the human being they locked up. Many books are about bad criminals who changed their life inside. This isn’t him. This is a man locked up young and had his life ruined. I want to make money on his story to help get an attorney our if he gets and needs money. He wants to use his story to help others. Unbelievable that his “mother” will do nothing to help. I asked her to help me pay his medical fee this year so he can get help (ha) because of his epilepsy and she ignored me. Thank you for your interest. It means a lot.

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          2. THANK YOU FOR THE POSITIVE ENERGY.STRANGELY,I CAN FEEL IT , AS YOU ARE ALWAYS BUSY YOURSELF AND THE WAY YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF. I HAVE BEEN READING ABOUT BUDDHISM. YOUR BLOG GIVES ME ENERGY AND A LOT OF THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.

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