Both sets of juveniles in the images above are in residential treatment programs. Missouri (top) allows them to dress in casual clothing; Massachusetts (below) has them wearing scarlet jump suits.
Honolulu “uncles” (left) and Chicago “officers” (right)
Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF), Kailua, Hawaii. Juveniles are returning from working on projects outside the walls of the facility. The jumpsuits are used for security to discourage running away.
I’ve been here for a week. I think they call this the observation room. I go to class in the morning and then comes back to my room. I don’t like read and there is no TV to watch. I sort of sit here, eat here—you know.
I’m from Bed-Sty, (Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn.) I got put in Unit 41 (drug and substance abuse). I have been here 7 months– don’t know when I’ll be released. There are 17 other kids in the unit. I’m in 10th grade but should be 11th. That’s my Do-Rag on the bed. My father was a marine. I got in trouble because I have a temper.