• You never have the lights out at night. I turn 18 in seven days. I was told I could stay here until I am 22 or 23. Pre-trial confirms me as MAP. I’ve been here a little over 2 months. It was a level one rape. There are ten levels. Ten is the smallest charges. I have been arrested twice before. 1st was […] October 16, 2013
  • I ran and ran and ran… I have a seven-month old son. He is with foster parents. Today was my first day seeing him in six months. Baby’s dad was there. He makes me feel awful by supposing he is better than me. I’ve been here 10 days. I’m here doing everything I need to take a GED. You need 450—I […] October 9, 2013
  • I want to be calm, cool, and collected… “I’ve been arrested too many times to remember. I’m from Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. My grandma and father visit me. I’m here on charges of burglary and theft. Also caught voluntary sexual relations. She was 15, I was 16. You only have this in Wichita [actually, all over Kansas—The Romeo and Juliet Law]…I have an […] October 2, 2013
  • …No friends in here like on the outs “I’ve been here six months. My mom visit me three times a week. I have six brothers and three sisters. My Dad never visits. I’m here for aggravated robbery….but I wasn’t even involved. I was just with my cousins and they are now in jail awaiting trial. They are 23 or so. I’m a junior […] September 25, 2013
  • She’s dead and I’m glad “I’ve been here 4 or 5 months. I’m from Wichita. I get A’s and B’s in school.  My dad is looking for work. My mom was in a car accident and she’s dead and I’m glad. I was seven when she was killed. She abandoned us when I was 3. My Dad hated her even […] September 18, 2013
  • There are no charges against me… “I think they cursed me when they named me…They should have named me Devil. Nobody comes to visit me here. Nobody. I have been here for eight months. My mom is being charged with aggravated prostitution. She wanted me to have sex for money and give her the money…the money was for drugs and men. […] September 11, 2013
  • The Ins and Outs of Sedgwick County Juvenile Detention Facility [The Outs] From the news, images on this site, and your personal observation, it is strikingly clear that racial equality is one area seriously lacking fairness when it comes to justice. Since 2007, Sedgwick County’s juvenile justice reform has been working towards fairness and equality—even before a kid enters the courtroom. When a youth of color […] September 4, 2013