I’m from southern California originally. I was living in Las Vegas, partying a lot, doing lots of drugs and trying to be a DJ. My Mom is emotionally distant and my step dad is very aggressive. One’s Catholic and the other is a Jehovah’s Witnesses. They really don’t like that I am gay.
I’ve been here been here 3 days. I was charged with running away from a group home. And also larceny and seven more run away charges. I took my Mom’s car and then tried to evade police. So I got an assault. My dad lives with my step-mom–both are heavy drinkers.
I’m from Kenosha and I been here for two months, nobody visits me. I was in Ethan Allen for a year, and a month in Martin. I wanna be a R&B singer, I write my own songs [proceeds to sing, thumping against his chest for a beat]. I’ll send you my lyrics.
“I was at TGK for a year. It wasn’t too bad, but I remember getting out and my Mom hugging me for the first time in a year and we both cried and cried. I am here now on other charges I caught– home invasion, kidnapping armed car jacking, aggravated assault, battery and armed battery.
I am a transgender female. They have me living in an isolation area for the past 7 months I think to protect me against suicide, but also keep me sort of away from the other girls. I have 2 months to go before I turn 18 and can go home.
Two solutions for dealing with teenage drama: the first image is the new Kapolei Court Complex & Secure Detention in Kapolei, Hawaii where a juvenile acting out can be placed in an isolation “crisis” room.
In juvenile treatment facilities, the stay-time in isolation and observation rooms can vary from short-term (like time-out sites) to longer term.