Reader: Juvenile lifers who are abused in prison get what they deserve

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In a recent post, Alan Prendergast dug into a study that documented horrific prison conditions for juvenile lifers. But the tales of rape by stalkers known as canines and protective isolation that can create additional problems didn't produce much sympathy among some readers -- like, for instance, this one.

Anonymous writes:

This just in: Prison is an unpleasant place to be...**GASP** Who would have thought???

Young violent predators being preyed on by older predators... cry me a river... maybe we should spare them all that pain and suffering and just execute them. Problem solved. The merciless are not worthy of being shown mercy. Like they showed their victims? This isn't tragic, its KARMA.

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