Do you think a juvenile who does a serious crime should be given a lesser punishment based solely on the fact that hey are under 18? Lets say a 16 y/o boy goes out and stabs a homeless guy to death as initiation into a gang and gets caught. Should he be given 5 years in a juvenile jail just because he wasnt 18 when he committed the crime or should he be charged the same way as everyone else?
I dont think juveniles should be put in adult prisons. I dont think a 16 y/o boy should be in a cell next to a 26 or 36 y/o man because obviously if anyone were to be abused, it probably would be the 16 y/o as very few 16 year old boys are just that tough enough to make it inside of an adult prison.
I wouldnt say giving a 16 y/o life would be unfair if the circumstance warranted it, but on the condition that until at least 21 years old he is kept in a juvenile prison.