I got into a fight with a blood. I didn’t get hurt in the fight, but when they put me in solitary I punched the wall and broke my hand in three places.
– R.G, age 15, Spofford Juvenile Center, Bronx, New York
“We have to repair this wall several times a year. Intake and evaluation are the most difficult transition times for the juveniles. They are angry, scared and frustrated. Sometimes they take it out on the wall.”
Director, New Castle County Juvenile Detention Center, Delaware