Thursday, November 18, 2010

Darryl Thompson - 2006

New York News and Features calls it New York’s most infamous juvenile prison. A place where where troubled kids learn to become troubled adults.

Darryl Thompson did not return with that lesson. In fact he never returned alive. Instead he was exposed to a deathly physical restraint so the risk of having an adult criminal returning to the city was avoided.

But can a society accept that the only tool to rehabilitate a troubled youth is to kill them? No, the public will not accept it but at the same time the public is not ready to pay what it takes to give at-risk children a consequence carried out in human way.

As long as the public will accept an underpriced product, the result will be death at some point. For the relatives of Darryl Thompson it is no comfort in their tragedy.

Victims 2005 - 9 (Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora Wiki)
The Lost Boys of Tryon, By Jennifer Gonnerman, New York News and Features, January 24, 2010
Tryon aides involved in boy’s death to be fired, By Michael Anich, The Leader-Herald, December 10, 2008

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