• [KCRW] World Isn’t Worth Saving if the Price Is a Tear of an Innocent Child Last night on KCRW’s Art Talk Edward Goldman briefed listeners on Ross and his work to document the state of the juvenile justice system. Here is an excerpt from the show: Ross was able to gain access to various American juvenile detention facilities, where kids as young as 10 are being incarcerated for an unreasonably long […] July 8, 2015
  • Who am I? “I’ve been in and out of halls. I keep on finding myself in here. Now it’s been three or four times. I started hitting the pookie (meth pipe) when I was 13, in middle school. I started stealing from my parents and whatever just to get meth. I only attended NA on an outpatient basis. […] June 25, 2014
  • The [Justice] Short List: 9-6-13 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time. All the Stops We can all see the flaws in New York’s stop-and-frisk policy (which was recently deemed unconstitutional,) but unless you actually live in the city, how can you actually SEE it? Independent news site […] September 6, 2013
  • Are we prepared for the consequences of our actions? Everything we do has ramifications. We ask kids seven and even younger to be accountable for their actions yet as a society we are oblivious to what repercussions the movements we make towards these children have days, weeks or decades later. The “Super Predator” movement that was going to occur never did. Incarceration levels have […] September 2, 2013
  • Going inside Santa Maria Juvenile Hall [This is the first in a series of upcoming posts on Santa Maria Juvenile Hall] in Santa Maria, California.     Over the past year I have made two visits to Santa Maria Juvenile Hall, also known as Susan J. Gionfriddo Juvenile Hall in Santa Maria, California. Gaining access to Santa Maria Juvenile Hall has been […] April 1, 2013
  • TEXAS Tom Brooks, head of Harris County Probation, essentially the greater Houston area, answered his email and followed up with a phone call with the words, “We want you to come to Harris County and document everything we have; the good, the bad and the ugly. The only way we will improve the lives of these […] June 4, 2012
  • Architectural access to positive male role models I am an honor resident here. I talk to the guard, work in the garden. I do well here. I grew up with some pretty bad people in Watsonville-the city without pity. I’m going to get my GED when I am out.  -A.G. age 17 A good portion of our juvenile justice architecture was built […] February 7, 2012