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k8rob's picture

I find the comparisons between ILLC and the juvenile detention facilities described at different points in the story to be really interesting, and I'd like to discuss that aspect of the text in class. While juvie and ILLC are obviously different, there are a surprising amount of similarities when the two are described, which I assume was very intentional. In both places, the people being housed have very little freedom. Even at ILLC, the kids are intentionally kept to some degree of immobility just because it makes things easier on the staff. Additionally, in both places, the brightest part of the lives of the people housed there are the interactions the kids have with one another, despite their unfortunate circumstances.