Continued from Monday’s post, a conversation with Anthony, a former ward of the California Department of Juvenile Justice. (Read it HERE)
Juvenile-in-Justice: It seems like a huge component of the troubles with the DJJ comes from issues with some staff… can you elaborate on that?
Anthony: The staff is, for the most part, shit. And to make matters worse, the wards antagonized the staff, they would posture and tell staff they were going to flood their cell, stuff like that. Sometimes the issues were small but lead to an overall feeling of being small and worthless. Like, the staff would be too lazy to bring you toilet paper. You would have to ask multiple times, and they would just, brush you off. It’s a simple request, not an item of privilege. Counseling was a complete joke. The corrections officers would trade their … Read More »
Honolulu “uncles” (left) and Chicago “officers” (right)