I got punched by another kid. I was cheaped. I’ve been punched before so I didn’t press any charges.
I have no family. I’ve been raised by the ministry. I’ve been moving from home to home since I was born. I may be moved to an adult institution because of the violence of my crime. I go to court on Friday. I’m looking at a while behind bars. I was drunk, smashed a bottle over some guys head at a bar then beat him with a friend’s baton. Then I got tasered by the cops and I blacked out. I get visited by the Aboriginal Protection and Safety Organization and the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome people.
-B.M. age 16, Burnaby Youth Custody Services Center, British Columbia, Canada