• “It was never easy being a kid and going straight to prison…” “My age is 41. I was charged in 1990. I was fifteen years old when I got charged with murder. I did not have anything around me, any support system, anything to look up to. It is very easy to get into things and not know the consequences to things. At fifteen I did not […] April 20, 2017
  • “This is slavery.” I went to Juvie when I was 12-13 for 11 months. Since then, I’ve been incarcerated for 43 years. I was incarcerated on my 16th Birthday. I was given Life and 20. I was convicted of a Rape and Abduction when I was 15 years old. Since 1971 I have been on the street for […] January 25, 2017
  • “She kept beating me up. . .” I think I’m from Laverne. I live in an apartment. I don’t know where, just an apartment. I live with my mom, she goes to Citrus College, my brother who’s six and sister who’s eight. I don’t do drugs. I do a lot of sports. I like to read a lot. I read everything—realistic, fiction, […] December 3, 2014
  • The Short List 5-7-13 [Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time.] via the Miami Herald: ‘Fred Grimm: For kids in isolation, a shrug from Florida lawmakers’ Crummy news from Florida. A Senate criminal justice committee hearing last week on Florida’s rampant use of solitary confinement for children […] May 7, 2013
  • Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Miami, FL Dick Wolf has it wrong. There are not ‘two sides to the criminal justice system…those that fight crime and those that prosecute the offenders.’ In fact there is a third side that goes less noticed until problems arise. This is the world of corrections. November 2, 2011
  • S.M. age 15, Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Facility, Miami, FL “I was at TGK for a year. It wasn’t too bad, but I remember getting out and my Mom hugging me for the first time in a year and we both cried and cried. I am here now on other charges I caught– home invasion, kidnapping armed car jacking, aggravated assault, battery and armed battery. October 26, 2011
  • A.H, Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Miami, FL I been here eight months, right now I’m reading Metamorphosis [by Franz Kafka] . I been in 20-25 fights here. I’m got two counts of murder, rape, and assault. September 29, 2011