• Interview with Gale Lewis — Miami’s Assistant Public Defender   A couple weeks ago we brought you news that R.F, a young man who had been in custody in Miami awaiting trial for nearly 5 years, had finally been sentenced and charged. I first met R.F photographing inside Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, where he had been incarcerated since the age of 14. After […] December 31, 2012
  • Upcoming Events!! We have some really exciting events coming up that you will want to put on your calendar: The first week of January is busy, with the opening of the Juvenile-in-Justice exhibition at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in New York on January 5 from 6-8pm, and a talk at Vera Institute of Justice on Wednesday January […] December 24, 2012
  • The Short List 12/21/12 via the New York Times: “Prison Could Be Productive” This week, The Times Room for Debate section brings together experts and advocates in the field of criminal justice and prison law to discuss the following: “Given that most inmates will one day be released, how should incarceration change to prepare people to rejoin the outside […] December 21, 2012
  • Featured in the New York Times Yesterday, my image of a restraint chair at Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center in Wisconsin was featured in the NY Times alongside an article about the reforms being made to the juvenile justice system in Shelby County, Tennessee. The piece, by Kim Severson, details an ongoing federal investigation which revealed a system that was treating kids […] December 19, 2012
  • What have guns done for us? In the wake of the beyond devastating events of last Friday (http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/us/connecticut-school-shooting/index.html), wherein a young man entered an elementary school heavily armed and proceeded to kill 6 adults and 20 children, I am forced to mourn again the case of firearms ending up in the wrong hands. In my work, I encounter story after story […] December 18, 2012
  • The Short List 12/14/12 via the A.P: “US: 200 Teens Have Been Detained In Afghan War”  This article by Peter James Spiellman takes us out the U.S to Afghanistan, where a significant number of Afghan teenagers are being held in custody at a detention facility in Parwan. A recently released U.S report categorizes these youth as “enemy combatants” detained […] December 14, 2012
  • “This is my fourth time here.”   €œThis is my fourth time here. This time I’ve been here about a month. I’€™m almost 18. Before this I was in DHS (Department of Human Services, sometimes CPS) custody. I was at Kristy Care, but I had assaults against staff. They all occurred during a take down when I was 14.   I’€™m […] December 12, 2012
  • Girls only: U.T, age 14, at Oak Creek Youth Correctional I came in when I was 12. Now I’m 14. I attempted arson. I hope to be leaving in a few days and go to Lithia Springs in Klamath (RTC). No one visits me here – really no one. I don’t have a mom. I was in foster care and then adopted, but my adopted […] December 10, 2012
  • The Short List 12/7/12 Via the Lexington Herald-Leader: “Court considering Miranda warning for students”    The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering a case that would require school officials to read Miranda rights to students being questioned. But the question that arises here is why are problems at school being dealt with using the criminal justice system? Via JJIE.org: “Healing […] December 7, 2012
  • R.F Update: finally!! After nearly five years awaiting trial in Miami’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, R.F’s case is finally moving forward (Read about R.F’s case history HERE) The youngest of his co-defendants, R.F recently took a deal for a minimum of 18 months (maximum of 36 months) in a juvenile facility. His older co-defendants all took deals […] December 5, 2012
  • Girls only: a trip to Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility (part 1)   Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility is an all-female facility, the only one in the state, in Albany, Oregon. Just last month Richard spent 12+ hours there talking, photographing, and recording the girls of Oak Creek.   December 3, 2012