JUVENILES TRIED AS ADULTS
Juvenile offenders under the age of 18 who commit serious crimes such as murder, rape or aggravated robbery are often certified as adults and sent to adult maximum security prisons. Juvenile offenders are sometimes used and abused by older prisoners and sold or traded by prison gangs.
ADOLESCENT CRASH DUMMIES
Juvenile offenders are often targeted by adult prison gangs who use young prisoners to commit crimes inside prison. Prison gangs are quick to take juvenile offenders under their wing and earn their trust with sodas, snacks and other gifts. Prison gangs claim ownership of juvenile offenders and use the young offender as a prison mule to hold the gangs weapons and drugs. Juveniles tried as adults are more inclined to perform these tasks and are referred to by prison gangs as “crash dummies”, “stash dummies”, "kids" "chavos" or “flunkies”.
JUVENILE ABUSE IN PRISON
Juveniles tried as adults tend to look up to older prisoners and are eager to do anything older offenders ask of them. Juvenile offenders in adult prisons are sometimes raped or extorted by prison gangs. Many adult prisons now segregate juveniles tried as adults for their safety.
DEATH AND TRAGEDY
16 year old Rodney Hulin was a juvenile tried as adult
and had been convicted of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a neighbor's
house in 1995. Hulin was sent to an adult prison, the Clemens Unit
in Brazoria County on November 13, 1995 and was soon confronted by
Crip gang members who attempted to rape and extort him. In fear of
his life Rodney informed correctional officers about his troubles
but officers ignored him. Rodney then wrote a letter to his father
Rodney Hulin Sr. pleading for help.
What Rodney Sr. didn’t know was that the Robertson unit
was even worst than the Clemens Unit and one of the states most violent
adult prisons. Rodney Jr. wrote home again, this time to inform his
father that he had been raped multiple times by gang members of the
Rolling 60’s Crip gang. Rodney Sr. demanded that his son be placed
in protective custody but officials denied his request.
Nothing can be more difficult for an inmate than walking into the prison for the first time.
Prisoner Arsonists and Prison Fire Outbreaks
The victim’s hands were severed and placed on his chest
The demand of alcohol behind the walls is so great that inmates are willing to pay big...
Every year, hundreds of incarcerated inmates are extorted by violent prison gangs.............