• [Konbini] Juvenile in Justice: Richard Ross Shot The Grim Lives of Kid Convicts The website Konbini published “Juvenile in Justice: Richard Ross Shot The Grim Lives of Kid Convicts”:  V., also aged 17 explained the terrible conditions he had encountered at the horrendous jail complex of Rikers Island, located in the Bronx: Everything there was horrible. The food. The beds. The guards. It was all horrible. We had to […] May 29, 2015
  • “This isn’t my first time here . . . but it is my last.” I was born in San Bernardino, now I live in Culver City. I live with my mom and dad. They visit me as well as Po Po, my grandpa. My mom is in school, my dad is out of school and he’s about to work. I have four younger brothers, two older brothers and a […] September 10, 2014
  • Changing confinement culture in Olathe, Kansas Olathe, Kansas is a suburb of Kansas City, but with its own unique issues. The Juvenile Detention center is divided into two parts, the older institution and a newer, LEED platinum certified facility across the street. I visited Olathe last month and photographed at both facilities. The older facility is divided into pods, two levels, […] July 1, 2013
  • Harris County Psychiatric Center, Houston, Texas The Harris County Psychiatric Center is not exclusively for juveniles, but the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department pays for 16 beds at a cost of $2.1 Million dollars per year. According to the Juvenile Probation Department Executive Director Tom Brooks, it’s money well spent– on sub-acute, severe mental health needs and treatment. Some of these […] June 11, 2012
  • “No talking, hands behind your back, eyes down.” Boys lined up at the Burnett-Bayland Reception Center in Houston, Texas. This is part of the normal check-in here. A significant portion of the history of juvenile incarceration in Texas involves boot camps. The process of transitioning from this quasi-military style to a more restorative, dignified practices, takes about 10 years. The Center was originally […] June 5, 2012