• [Family-in-Justice] A Mother Speaks Last week, we brought you inside Santa Maria Juvenile Hall to meet S.D, a 17-year-old awaiting sentencing for a violent crime committed with a group of older boys when he was 14. S.D was facing 60 years to life, now he has taken a deal of “juvie life” which means he will stay in the […] April 29, 2013
  • [Inside Santa Maria Juvie] Looking at Fifty Years to Life [This is the second in a series of posts on Santa Maria Juvenile Hall in Santa Maria, California.] S.D was the youngest of a group of boys who committed a violent crime together. He was 14 years old. Now, several of the others, his co-defendants, have been tried and sentenced. One was sentenced to juvenile […] April 10, 2013
  • The Short List 12/21/12 via the New York Times: “Prison Could Be Productive” This week, The Times Room for Debate section brings together experts and advocates in the field of criminal justice and prison law to discuss the following: “Given that most inmates will one day be released, how should incarceration change to prepare people to rejoin the outside […] December 21, 2012
  • Featured in the New York Times Yesterday, my image of a restraint chair at Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center in Wisconsin was featured in the NY Times alongside an article about the reforms being made to the juvenile justice system in Shelby County, Tennessee. The piece, by Kim Severson, details an ongoing federal investigation which revealed a system that was treating kids […] December 19, 2012
  • The Short List 10/12/12 From the ACLU and Human Rights Watch, a report: Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons Across the United States   Yesterday, the ACLU and HRW released their latest report “Growing up Locked Down,” which tells of young people under the age of 18 being held in solitary confinement in […] October 12, 2012