I am writting to join the discussion on severe penalties for young people and drug dealers who commit crimes. I am glad that you start the discussion, because it is an important issue.
I think it is bad to punish young people on an equal footing with adults because in this way they will never improve temselves. Young people need education, not prison. When they are serving the sentence they become worse humans than they were.
In my country penalties are becoming more and more cruel.
I am agree with the position of severe penalties for juvenille offenders, but education is also very important.