I’m here just shy of one year. I hope they send me home or put me on probation. I’m in the 11th grade. This has been my first time here, I’m here for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, but I didn’t do it. I came in at the end of something happening, and my friend thought that since he was in trouble for something before, if he told on me, he would be in less trouble. He’s in Texas Youth Corrections now. My sister stays with my dad… I stay with my mom. There are four boys and one girl. My dad was in trouble before. I don’t know why.
-T.F, age 17, Juvenile Detention Center, Houston, Texas