“Juvenile In Justice”

By Thomas Louie

Juvenile In Justice is a project, published as a book, to document the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. The project includes images of over 1,000 juveniles and administrators in more than 200 facilities in 31 states, plus extensive information collected from interviews.

The hope is that by seeing these images, people will have a better understanding of the conditions that exist. Children’s identities are always protected and faces are never shown.

The project book, published in 2012 by photojournalist Richard Ross, includes essays by Ira Glass of National Public Radio’s This American Life and Bart Lubow, director of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group.

Our slide show includes images used in this episode and is just a glimpse of the book’s powerful images. You can see the entire project, and follow the blog, at the Juvenile In Justice website.

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