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Juvenile In Justice is a Guggenheim award winning project by world renowned photographer Richard Ross to photograph and interview youth in juvenile detention centers across the U.S. Installments from the project appear bi-monthly on Bokeh.

L.N., age 17, "I'm Tough No Matter What."

L.N., age 17, “I’m Tough No Matter What.” [Audio Interview]

“I’m tough no matter what. If I wasn’t, these girls would walk all over me. I’m gang-affiliated, but I don’t bang, I rep and I claim, I’m all 4s. I’m all red. I’m here, and I can go to the AA program and the NA program. Before this I was smoking meth everyday.” Read the entire […]

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[Audio Interview] Both Sides of the Bars: K.X, age 19, and the Superintendent

[Audio Interview] Both Sides of the Bars: K.X, age 19, and the Superintendent Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility is an all-female facility in Albany, Oregon. The following post focuses on two perspectives: K.X, a young woman in isolation at Oak Creek and Mike Riggan, the superintendent of Oak Creek.  Read the entire interview here: Juvenile-in-Justice   […]