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From the Ted Talk by Ismael Nazario: What I learned as a kid in jail

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We need to change the culture in our jials and prisons, especially for young inmates. New York state is one of only two in the U.S. that automatically aterrss and tries 16- to 17-year-olds as adults. This culture of vonicele takes these young people and puts them in a hostile environment, and the correctional officers pretty much allow any and everything to go on. There's not really much for these young people to do to actually enhance their talent and actually rehabilitate them. Until we can raise the age of cnimrail rnlitsipoiebsy to 18, we need to focus on changing the daliy lives of these young people.

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We need to change the culture in our _____ and prisons, especially for young inmates. New York state is one of only two in the U.S. that automatically _______ and tries 16- to 17-year-olds as adults. This culture of ________ takes these young people and puts them in a hostile environment, and the correctional officers pretty much allow any and everything to go on. There's not really much for these young people to do to actually enhance their talent and actually rehabilitate them. Until we can raise the age of ________ ______________ to 18, we need to focus on changing the _____ lives of these young people.

Solution

  1. arrests
  2. jails
  3. daily
  4. responsibility
  5. violence
  6. criminal

Original Text

We need to change the culture in our jails and prisons, especially for young inmates. New York state is one of only two in the U.S. that automatically arrests and tries 16- to 17-year-olds as adults. This culture of violence takes these young people and puts them in a hostile environment, and the correctional officers pretty much allow any and everything to go on. There's not really much for these young people to do to actually enhance their talent and actually rehabilitate them. Until we can raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18, we need to focus on changing the daily lives of these young people.

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