KIDS WHO COMMIT NO CRIME LOCKED UP

From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Dec 3 2012, 03:42:00

Children in Swaziland are being locked up in juvenile detention, even though they have committed no crime.

And, Isaiah Mzuthini Ntshangase, Swaziland's Correctional Services Commissioner, is encouraging parents to send their 'unruly children' to the facility if they think they are badly behaved.

Ntshangase was speaking at the open day of the Juvenile Industrial School at the Mdutshane Correctional Institution. He told the Times Sunday newspaper in Swaziland, 'Noticing the strife that parents go through when raising some of their children who are unruly, we decided to open our doors to assist them.'

The school not only corrected offenders but assisted 'in the fight against crime by rooting out elements from a tender age', the newspaper reported him saying. The children 'will be locked up, rehabilitated and integrated back to society', the Timesreported.

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