The arrests of a young couple suspected of trying to travel from Mississippi to Syria to join the Islamic State have confounded their friends and neighbors. nytimes.com|By Richard Fausset

Putting people in jail too quickly is an epidemic in this country. These young people need supervision and observation, but they do not necessarily need either jail time, or any punishment that prevents them to move back towards participating in the US society.
Somehow, we need to use a category like probation, especially for young people who make poor choices. Young people should be allowed and encouraged to serve their probations while continuing their higher education. In this instance, removing their passports, and if deemed necessary, applying ankle gps bracelets, and mandated counseling should be enough.
If we throw such people in jail, with their futures here destroyed, we are guaranteeing ISIS terrorists in the future.

The arrests of a young couple suspected of trying to travel from Mississippi to Syria to join the Islamic State have confounded their friends and neighbors.
nytimes.com|By Richard Fausset

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