Where do the Wild Ones go?
February 15, 2007 8:08 AM Subscribe
Where do uncontrollable children ultimately end up in the US?
posted by unSane to law & government (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
What happens to children who simply cannot be controlled by 'the system'?
I'm talking the kind of kids who, if they were adults, would be regarded as dangerous sociopaths and locked up in high security federal prisons. I don't mean kids who suffer from diagnosed mental illnesses or disabilities, I mean kids who are violent, disruptive and simply don't respond to traditional forms of discipline/bribery/whatever. Assume that they continually try to escape from any kind of detention, and on the streets would come into contact with the police fairly quickly.
Obviously they are going to end up in Juvenile Detention at some point, but what happens if they can't be controlled there. Is there some ultimate 'big house' or lockdown facility? Is there something at the Federal level?
Think someone like Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron crossed with Randle McMurphy crosses with Cool Hand Luke. Say 12 years old. Where would they end up?
(yes, it's for a story)