Two counts of possession of marijuana, burglary, controlled substance, shoplifting, trespassing-That’s about it. I made mistakes in life. God is helping me change.

I got 21 days. I’ve been here for a week already. You have to stand in front of your cell before you go in and when you come out. They have a system. My parents are divorced Nicaraguan and Columbian. I’m in 8th grade. I have 2 brothers and one older sister.

 

-J.C. Age 14

 Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center (Juvenile Justice Center). The Center is run by the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services and has a maximum bed population of 226, but can exceed that number by more than 100. Normally the population is much lower. 

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