4 comments on “Beyond Scared Straight Good or Bad?

    • Stevi…It probably would be best to check with the juvenile court system in your state to see if they even have a program like that in your state. It sure seemed to help most of the kids on the Beyond Scared Straight after coming back from the prison.

  1. Society as it is now, in its entirety, has failed to properly and socialy educate its youth when it comes to distinguishing right from wrong. Youth have been allowed to roam wildly without the fear of consequences. Unruly youth only respect those who help them drop out of school and join “Families who will “take care” of them,” such as a gang. Schools are blamed for not educating the unruly student who does not want to be in a classroom. Students with high absenteism with there parents are called before the truancy boards, but the it is the parent who is punished for the students behavior. If the government won’t stand with the counselors, psychologists, law enforcement agencies, prison authorities, and or the inmates themselves to help others make better choices for themselves, then this world is headed straight to hell. The government should start finding more locations to build more prisons to encarcerate those who could have been saved. I believe that with the lack of direction our youth are faced with, that a mandatory ONE YEAR of military service be instituted to all youth male and female to begin to think about their futures.
    I have a daughter serving time for her aggressive, violent, drug addiccted behavior, and for breaking and entering, she smiled and thought everything was funny. She would not head advice from anyone. I have not had any contact with her since August of 2010. I do not plan to communicate with her until she has changed her life style. I’m prepared for the possibility that she may neveer changed, but I keep praying for her. I love her, I brought her into this world, but she fell in the wrong crowd.
    Soyla Reyna-Smith

    • Thank you Soyla for your comment. Your comment is one of the best I have ever read regarding the youth who hang with the wrong crowd and the consequences which go along with that lifestyle. Those close to the situation like you can say it better than anyone who has not been in that situation having a child in prison. Only you know the pain that goes with knowing your daughter is in prison. A great idea about having all youth serve a year in the armed services and some may even stay and make a career in the armed services.

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