Our problem now is that serious damage has been done to this boy during the past three years, when folks might have been able to turn him in the right direction. He has been completely institutionalized and brought up in an improper environment, when he might have been placed in a treatment facility aimed at children of his age with the types of problems that he had. As a result, the likelihood that he will re-offend has probably increased by ten-fold.My guess is that he has not become less violent, but probably more violent given the environment where he has been caged. Unfortunately for Deonte and this community, valuable time has been wasted and turned one small problem into a lifelong disaster. Only time will tell if the damage caused can be turned around."