Question Of The Day: 18 To Be Prosecuted As An Adult?

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Do you agree with making 18 the age to prosecute criminals in adult court?

Governor Cuomo is proposing pardons for thousands of people convicted of non-violent crimes as 16 and 17 year olds, as long as they’ve had a clean record for at least ten years.

The propsal is part of a plan to overhaul the state’s juvenile justice system, specifically raising the age a person can be charged as an adult to 18.

In a phone interview with The New York Times, Mr. Cuomo said his plan would provide second chances to generations of once-youthful offenders who had long since abandoned their criminal lives but continue to be dogged by their criminal pasts.

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