Two Sad Tales of Juvenile Girls, One White, One Black

If I were currently raising a teen, the last place I'd live is Texas.

Read this sad tale. While the article breaks it down along racial lines, the truth is that Texas is over-incarcerating its youth with disastrous consequences.

Grits for Breakfast has been following this and other stories of abuse at the Texas Youth Prisons.

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    Hardly an isolated event (none / 0) (#1)
    by Lora on Tue Oct 09, 2007 at 08:28:12 AM EST
    I highly doubt that the sexual abuse of juveniles in prison is a rare occurrence.  Sexual abuse of adult prisoners is widespread enough to be joked about.  Sexual abuse of prisoners abroad by Americans put a stain on America's reputation.  Unless we refuse to allow the most helpless among us, our prisoners, especially our juvenile prisoners, to be sexually abused, we are essentially condoning rape.