• A.A from Somalia I’ve been here [Pima County Juvenile Detention] three weeks. I’m 13, I’m in 7th grade. I’m Somalian, my dad still lives in Somalia. We’re Muslim. My mom has never visited. No one visits me. I have been in the U.S for five years… I have lived in refugee camps for a while. This is the first […] March 29, 2012
  • A & E from the Postville Raid E (left) and A (right) were both underage workers at Agriprocessors, Inc, a kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa when it was raided by the ICE. I was 15 when I left home, I am 18 now. My mother sold tortillas and my father sold things on the street. I have six sisters and one brother.  […] March 27, 2012
  • Any place was better than with my Mom, so I went I was a GangBanger. My Mother is in the Police Academy and lives with her girl friend. My dad died. I have an uncle who was in prison for a while. No big deal. March 24, 2012
  • M.M at 14 and Mia at 3 months I made friends with some of the other girls here. This is Mia. She is a puppy that belongs to one of the counselors here. I came from Texas where I ran away. March 15, 2012
  • Guatemala to Lemon Grove, California I just turned 15. I’m from Guatemala. They are trying to send me home but I think I am trying to stay here. March 13, 2012
  • From Ethiopia to El Cajon, California We left Ethiopia, where I was born and lived, and walked to Kenya. There were thirty of us, mostly older than me. From Kenya we traveled to South Africa. I had a counterfeit passport from Kenya and South Africa. We flew from South Africa to Brazil, where I worked my way north and ended up […] March 8, 2012
  • Juvenile refugees: the view from the other side Of all the undocumented immigrants that arrive in this country, a good proportion of them are children. From a young mother involved in the Postville, Iowa raid of a meat packing plant, to a young boy from Somalia now in a facility in Texas. In the coming weeks we are going to focus on these […] March 7, 2012
  • Juvenile-in-Justice down under Today Jim Mora of Radio New Zealand interviewed Richard Ross, the artist behind Juvenile-in-Justice. In the 30 minute piece Ross reflects on the privilege of speaking to over 1,000 kids and listening to the stories of their impossibly difficult lives before incarceration. Of the small population of juveniles serving time for violent, bodily crimes, the […] March 6, 2012
  • Crime or juvenile behavior? In Fall 2010, Dharun Ravi and Tyler Clementi became dorm mates as freshmen at Rutger’s University. Weeks later, Tyler committed suicide, jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Several days before, Dharun and another student had used a webcam to watch Tyler, unbeknownst to him, in an embrace with another young man. The story blew up, […] March 5, 2012
  • I lost the finger in a knife fight at 12 I was sentenced as an adult due to the violent nature of my crime. I had a 12-year sentence, but pled down to six. I pled down from murder to aggravated assault. March 1, 2012