Harrison County Youth Shelter, Gulfport, Mississippi

 

This Youth Shelter, attached to the family court, in Gulfport varies dramatically from the detention center in Biloxi. The administrative assistant to Youth Court Judge Michael H. Ward, says “Here in Mississippi we take care of our babies.”

Harrison County Youth Shelter, Gulfport, Mississippi

 

Seventeen miles east, at the Harrison County Juvenile Detention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi’s children are held in windowless, steel plated cells.

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