• Studying What’s Useful K., age 17, reads the Criminal Code of Oregon at Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Facility in Multnomah County Oregon. September 26, 2012
  • Class in Detention A guard monitors a classroom at Washington County Juvenile Detention Facility, in Greenville, Mississippi. Detained youths attend class in the front of the room. The facility also serves as a non-lockdown shelter for abused children seeking shelter; they sit in the back. You might remember from last week’s post that this same facility prohibits books […] September 24, 2012
  • R.F. Update: Four Years and Three Months Without Trial At the end of August, Ross interviewed R.F. to check in, find out the status of his fifty-one month court case, and see what he’s done with all those hours in juvenile detention. Listen to R.F. explain what he’s facing over four years after his arrest at 13 in his own words. Below are links […] September 19, 2012
  • Literature While Locked Up By reading books in the Hall I have opened up a place in my mind I never knew existed. – T., former juvenile detainee at Alameda County Books are one of the best and most productive ways to escape a less than favorable environment. Most would assume their presence in a juvenile detention facility to […] September 17, 2012
  • Juvenile In Justice in Photo District News Juvenile In Justice was featured in the October issue of PDN in an article about social advocacy through photojournalism. You can read the article here. September 13, 2012
  • Exhibition: Juvenile-In-Justice at Gage Gallery Chicago Reaching its second U.S. audience, the Juvenile In Justice exhibition opens at the Gage Gallery in Chicago tomorrow, September 13th. Make sure you get a chance to see the work in person before December 12th if you are in the area. September 12, 2012
  • When “Homework” Becomes “Cellwork” I went to day school next door to this place for eight months. When I went back to regular school I got in a fight in three days. A kid was calling my mom bad names. I punched him and left school and started beating up a car. Cops came for me and I wouldn’t put on […] September 12, 2012
  • More Than Textbooks If you can’t read and you haven’t been exposed, you can’t dream. These kids don’t dream, they have nightmares. Everything they know is negative.” – Judge Jimmie Edwards, Founder of the Bluett School The Bluett School in St. Louis, MO is an innovative concepts academy–a school of last resort. Kids who have been thrown out […] September 10, 2012
  • All Eyes On Him I have to be alone in unit 11 because I’m 19 now. The only one in this whole wing. I’m waiting to get sentenced for armed robbery, but I’ll be in Santa Rita soon. My teacher Coach Brown comes for 6 and a half hours a day. I would rather not live here, I’d rather […] September 5, 2012
  • Exhibition: Juvenile-In-Justice at Nevada Museum of Art The Juvenile-In-Justice exhibition is reaching its first U.S. audience from August 24th to January 13th of next year at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. If you are in the area, come see the images and stories for yourself. Let us know what you think by leaving comments on the blog. September 4, 2012