Dedicated to Sarah, who loves Halloween probably more than she loves me.
Groove of the Day
Listen to the London Symphony Orchestra performing Camille Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre”
It’s also Nathans favourite holiday!! Have a beautigruel day ☺
This evening, spare a thought for those young people who, from the depths of their prisons, live daily nightmares more horrible than those that the Halloween party is supposed exorcise. Tonight, pray for them, who do not participate at the feast and for those the nightmare is not near to end.
Hello im really sad and shocked to read that the Boy who killes his Nazi Father was sentenced at least 7 years to a private facility with gang members and sexual offenders . The words of the district attorney: “He said he had grown to like to boy, and to see him as a survivor of a rough childhood. But he was a “lost soul,” he said. With the judge’s ruling, he contended that the boy would get the help he needs.”
Lost soul????????? I find no words . I hope its not spoken the last about this decision!
how sad! and what terrible thing to say for the prosecutor.
It Is so obvious that is the judge and the prosecutors who have lost their soul. This is truly shameful. Poor kid his life completely ruined 😦
BTW, the juvenile justice system in California is completely broken, there won’t be a second chance for this child.
QUOTED: Joaquin DiazDeLeon, now 21 and a City College student, spent two years in the California Youth Authority, which is now the DJJ. He said he experienced corruption, violence and gross maltreatment there that left him both figuratively and literally scarred.
DiazDeLeon arrived at the Preston Youth Facility in Ione, Calif. in 2006, after a stint in a juvenile hall in Fresno. “It’s a demonic place,” DiazDeLeon said of Preston. “All the youth were traumatized, brainwashed, cursing at each other. The guards dehumanized you by making you feel you were a monster and deserved inhuman torture.”
Sessa played down the more disturbing details of accounts by DiazDeLeon and other former DJJ wards. “While I have no first-hand knowledge of this young man’s time in DJJ, I would be somewhat skeptical of the allegations,” Sessa said. “What I do know for sure is there is no way the sort of behavior he describes could be going on now.”
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation confirmed that Preston will close permanently this June, leaving just four DJJ prisons and two firecamps in the state. The current total DJJ inmate population is about 1,200, having dropped steeply from 10,000 in 1995. Official reasons for closing Preston were the property’s dilapidated condition, as well as the steady decline in the state’s youth prison population over the last 15 years. The CDCR neglected to mention that facility’s disturbing history of reported abuse.
I’ve just found this, if someone wants to help.
JUSTICE FOR JOSEPH HALL
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