Friday, October 5, 2007

Texas Youth Commission

The juveniles in Texas Youth Commission custody had been the center of controversial issues that stirred the state of Texas law makers for the past few months. The legislative investigators that have been working to end the physical abuse of imprisoned youths have faced resistance from the TYC employees. Even though the public along side the lawmakers are determined to get to the bottom of what went wrong at the TYC the head office failed to do its duty.

What does it take to change the laws that oversee these facilities; these are young men and women who are underage to be charged as an adult. These centers are supposed to be a youth center, a place where they could develop in to adulthood and carry responsibilities for their actions and mold their futures. For most this would be a turning point between making the right choice for their future. They could leave their trouble times behind and move to new and better things to educate and widen their opportunities for their future.

It was not long ago we heard the physical abuse in the centers isn’t that enough? How long do we need to over look these matters if it is taking place at one center isn’t that the TYC office job to expand its investigations on to the other facilities to find out these allegations.

I think we all have heard enough of these incidents taking place it is time to take some action to a better future for Texas youth.

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