Opinion: I was sentenced to 30 years to life at 16. I shouldn’t have been sent into the adult system.

The article below was recently shared with me by Carol Sullivan, a fellow yoga facilitator in Denver and leader of Yoga And Then Some.

Author Robert Barton shares his story- one that was completely altered by being placed in an adult prison for a crime he was charged with committing at just sixteen years old.

He invites readers to, “Imagine if the system had treated me as a young man to be redirected, instead of turning me over to the maximum-security federal institutions that became my surrogate “parent.”

Click here to read the full essay: