Michigan court says juveniles can be raped and abused in prison
Imagine a scenario where children are raped, abused, and neglected, yet the court refuses to address the problem or hold those responsible accountable.
Seems crazy? Well, welcome to Michigan.
In yet another example of America's disturbing incarceration traditions, Michigan imprisoned a number of 17-year-old juveniles with adults, and prison guards and other staff did a terrible job of providing these children sufficient monitoring and protection. These kids were raped and abused by other inmates and even sexually assaulted by guards.
Here's just one tragic story, told to the Detroit News, from one of the 11 plaintiffs who filed suit: