Matthew's Foray into Blogging

Thursday, March 16, 2006


I think that if a judge decides that he or she is going to keep a juvenile in detention, and if the assistant county attorney recommends detention, there is nothing the juvenile’s attorney can say to obtain the juvenile’s release from detention. In the few juvenile detention hearings in which I have participated, I have been unsuccessful in springing the kids from detention. I think the kids do it to themselves, though.

When I was in school, kids who misbehaved received ISS (in school suspension). Now, offenses such as fighting or stealing will land a kid in juvenile detention. It must be heartbreaking for parents to see their children clad in day-glo orange jumpsuits and restrained in handcuffs and shackles.


  • How hard will you try to spring one of those wicked little girl scouts if it ever comes up? ;)

    By Blogger Ivy the Goober, at 4:33 PM, March 17, 2006  

  • Maybe the Girl Scout could offer the judge, and my sister, some of those cookies to secure her release.

    By Blogger Matthew, at 4:57 PM, March 17, 2006  

  • yeah it's not so fun for the kids either. You're right though, they do it to themselves.

    By Blogger Drew, at 10:08 PM, March 19, 2006  

  • The kids who are sent to Juvenile from school deserve it.

    Fighting was never a problem in my day, but now it is. Imagine at least 5-8 fights per day in a junior high. That is horrible. Then imagine how much a citation cost and how writing them for fighting cuts down on our problems. If parents parented this would not happen. So our answer to making parents responsible is to fine them. Sad thing, but the parents who don't do their job cause the problems.

    By Blogger Thomas Vickers, at 8:19 AM, March 21, 2006  

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