The the fire department program through OSU-OKC. I

The question is asked what’s your
opinion of the Criminal Justice System is. Well my opinion of the criminal justice
system is that it’s broken and in serious need of some fixing. The criminal justice
should be in place to help individuals not hinder them. The criminal justice
system should focus on rehabilitation instead of incarceration and criminalization.
I want to tell you a story about my family and how I feel the criminal justice
system has affected us. This story relates to my biological father and why he
is now incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit and won’t come up for parole
until 2042. We’re talking about someone who had just graduated college and
became a part of the fire department program through OSU-OKC. I will admit he
got involved with someone who had already lost three of her children to abuse
but never did he think that he would be going down for something that took
place with her youngest child that she still had custody of. Long story short,
he’s incarcerated basically for the rest of his life and I’ve seen other stories
of similar situations that have taken place and the individuals have gotten
off. These have been similar cases where children have been abused and one
parent or both parents have walked away free. A case that is similar to my father’s
case was the little girl who had both her legs broken and later passed away. I
believe that after all of the court dates and good lawyers and jurors they
found her mother not guilty and she was able to walk free and this child didn’t
even live. The child that I’m speaking about in my father’s case lived and has
moved on with his life while his grandparents are taking care of him. I hate to
see my father locked up for something that he didn’t do especially to an
innocent child. Let’s not forget about the child’s mother who in the end only
got five years for this and is now walking free and living her life without the
children she brought into this world.

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let’s focus on the youth side of the criminal justice system. This system should
be here to