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Abrams 1 John Abrams Professor James CRJ 12-10-03 Criminological Theory The participants in the article from the new York Times Prison is a Member of Their Family written by Adrian Nicole Lebane go through many constant changes as the years pass This article shows how being arrested and imprisoned can really alter and affect so many peoples lives Not only the person incarcerated but their families close friends and relatives as well In this article Toney who was just a young kid growing up in the inner city of New York was on the path to becoming a criminal Toney came from a broken home living with only his mother at the age of 2 because his father left and was always in and out of jail Toney would always be hanging out with his friends and had very little supervision Him and his homeboys called themselves Four Man Posse or FMP This is around the same time Toney met a young girl he was attracted to Lolli Lolli was also 14 years old and lived at home with her mother When she first saw Toney hanging with his boys on the street corner she told her friends That guy looks good At first Toney was only interested in having sex with Lolli Eventually though Toney found himself liking her more and more and like no other girl he has ever been with After becoming rather preoccupied with her Toney spent less of his spare time robbing and mugging people In 1989 at the age of 15 Lolli had become pregnant Both of their mothers agreed to help out with the baby At around this same time Toney got arrested for taking the blame for a shootout his crew was involved in He was sentenced to two-to-six years for attempted murder and had to stay at the juvenile detention center in Wingdale NY 50 miles away from Lolli Lolli had problems of her own being
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