Juvenile In Justice (Richard Ross)

U.S.A. / 2012

This book is a collection of photos and narratives about the facilities that house young offenders in America. Ross went to over 200 juvenile detention institutions in 31 states and interviewed and photographed young offenders. This is a great piece of investigative journalism that sheds light on the terrible ways that America herds its poor and Black kids into incarceration. Very chilling and informative.

“Intake at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, Downey, California.”

“Intake at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, Downey, California.”

“Twenty-three young men, under-surpervised, at Orleans Parish Prison, Louisiana. There was a fight the night before, so staff has taken away privileges of TV, cards, and dominoes. The air conditioner is broken and it is August in New Orleans.”

“Twenty-three young men, under-surpervised, at Orleans Parish Prison, Louisiana. There was a fight the night before, so staff has taken away privileges of TV, cards, and dominoes. The air conditioner is broken and it is August in New Orleans.”

“The court says I got to be here for 4 months. I’m here for burglary, and I got 10 open cases or more of past burglaries. I’ve been here 6 times, I think more. My parent’s don’t live together. I never attended school outside the center. I went to a program called CAT (a youth outreach program) and spent 6 months in a moderate risk program. I have 3 brothers and a younger sister. Another sister died when she was very young" -A. age 18, Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Miami, Florida.”

“The court says I got to be here for 4 months. I’m here for burglary, and I got 10 open cases or more of past burglaries. I’ve been here 6 times, I think more. My parent’s don’t live together. I never attended school outside the center. I went to a program called CAT (a youth outreach program) and spent 6 months in a moderate risk program. I have 3 brothers and a younger sister. Another sister died when she was very young" -A. age 18, Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Miami, Florida.”

 “I’m on suicide watch. I told them I was going to hang myself. I’m from the projects in the Bronx. I’ve been in and out the system since I was 12."

 “I’m on suicide watch. I told them I was going to hang myself. I’m from the projects in the Bronx. I’ve been in and out the system since I was 12."

“I was in foster care for 11 years, but now I'm adopted....my mom's into drugs and my dad was deported back to the Philippines."

“I was in foster care for 11 years, but now I'm adopted....my mom's into drugs and my dad was deported back to the Philippines."

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