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Florence v. Board of Freeholders of Burlington County, NJ

Written by olsonaplc-300

School: Sioux Central
Class: Olson:APLC
Grade: 11th

It was obvious that Mr. Florence did not have a criminal background, and was not any threat to to society.  Yet, in jail he was housed and searched with people who did have criminal backgrounds or were a threat to society.  Prisoners capable of harming other people and are a threat to society should not be roomed in the same area as prisoners not capable of harming others.  The prisoners that do not have a criminal background could get hurt and beat up by the others who do have criminal background.  There is just one problem: deciding who is criminally dangerous.

Students without any criminal backgrounds should not be treated the same way as dangerous criminals who have been found guilty of crimes.  I think this because students do not know as much information about life as most adults do.  Therefor, the punishment for doing something bad should not be as bad as it would be for grown adults.

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