I’ve been here for two weeks, and this is my third time in. I’m in the sixth grade. I was in placement but I ran away. They accused me of assault against my mom, but she scratched herself and said I did it. My dad lives in Atlanta and works in a barber shop.

-E.Y, age 11, Juvenile Detention Center, Houston, Texas

One thought on “E.Y, age 11, Juvenile Detention Center Houston

  1. The dark contrast between the dark juvenile and the stark white walls are glaring, if not ironic. In the Western world, where white is considered the color of good and dark is for evil, it seems to have overlooked this inverse of colours. In its stead is a great injustice against helpless youth that happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time; being committed for crimes that are harmless and arbitrary.

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