• Juvenile In Justice on Newsweek/the Daily Beast’s Picture Dept. Blog Juvenile In Justice is featured HERE on Picture Dept., a tumblr by Newsweek and Daily Beast Photo Editors. Big thanks to Andy Jacobsohn! August 31, 2012
  • Biking in Place Racine County Juvenile Detention Center, Racine, Wisconsin Racine County Juvenile Detention Center normally holds about 60 juveniles. Kids go to school for five hours a day, mostly with special education teachers, and exercise for one hour. The facility implements ACE (Alternatives to Confinement through Education). Juveniles are called “kids” in this facility, and address staff […] August 22, 2012
  • Full Court Pressure Three different ways to play basketball: Massachusetts, Illinois, and Colorado. August 20, 2012
  • Dancing in Detention In the Girls’ Wing of Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles, CA, recreation time in the cafeteria leads some girls to dance to the rhythm created by other girls drumming on the lunch tables. There are 113 girls in the facility, many of them being gang members. Girls at the Bluett School in St. Louis, […] August 15, 2012
  • Personal Fitness A lonely exercise cell in Harris County Psychiatric Center, Houston, Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center in Houston, Texas is not a facility exclusively for juveniles. The Harris County Probation Department pays for 16 beds at a cost of $2.1 million dollars per year. According to Juvenile Probation Department Executive Director Tom Brooks, the money is […] August 13, 2012
  • Vertical Stripes in Colorado  Young men play a flag football game, self-refereed, during their recreation time in the Orientation Training Phase of Pueblo, Colorado’s Youth Offender System. The Orientation Training Phase (OTP) of the Youth Offender System (YOS) in Pueblo, Colorado performs both intake and assessment of convicted juveniles. This facility is run boot camp style, with staff screaming […] August 8, 2012
  • Shuffleboard Recreation in retirement homes, cruise lines, and…juvenile detention? Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, Illinois is the largest juvenile detention facility in the country, with a maximum capacity of 498 juveniles. In 2010, the population averaged 325, with the vast majority being African American. Most of the kids at Cook County are there for […] August 6, 2012
  • Walking the Tightrope I’ve been in the system since I was 11. I have another three or four months to go this time– I’ve already been here ten months. It’s always for fighting or disobeying authority. I’m originally from Arkansas, but my dad is in the military so he’s stationed in Texas.We talk over the phone and by […] August 2, 2012