In the introduction of For the Children the chapter opens with a community response to the closure of a prison. Local residents protested the closure, stating that the action would harm their community and the potential futures of their children. This narrative is not at all unique, as there are many instances across America of prisons closings being protested. America is, with over two million individuals locked behind bars, a prison nation. Nor is using the figure of the child unique. Child saving emerges in multiple social, political, and economic struggles and does indeed have legislative consequences that determine the rights of individuals.
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