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Central Juvenile Hall, Los Angeles, California

Central Juvenile Hall, Los Angeles, California

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross In the cafeteria, three girls dance while the other girls drum on the tables. There are 113 girls in this facility. The probation officer states, “a lot of these girls are gang members and are really tough.”     Photography: Richard Ross View the entire project at www.juvenile-in-justice.com [Back to Juvenile-In-Justice […]

Age 19, Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, Camarillo, California

Age 19, Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, Camarillo, California

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross “”Yeah, I’ve served 3 years, I have five years remaining.” ”     Photography: Richard Ross View the entire project at www.juvenile-in-justice.com [Back to Juvenile-In-Justice on Bokeh]

Female inmate, Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, Camarillo, California

Female inmate, Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, Camarillo, California

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross “I’ve served four years, and I have four years to go. This is a model of a cell that I made.”     Photography: Richard Ross View the entire project at www.juvenile-in-justice.com [Back to Juvenile-In-Justice on Bokeh]

Female, age 20, Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, Camarillo, California

Female, age 20, Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, Camarillo, California

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross “”When I was 13, my boyfriend and I, we were really, really high burglarizing a house in the desert. The burglary was interrupted… the people came home and my boyfriend brutally murdered them both. I am 20 years old. I came to this room when I was 14 and I have […]

V, age 18, Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility.

V, age 18, Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility.

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross “I’m in for a parole violation, I’ve been at Ventura for three months. And I am getting out on Sunday. Can’t believe it.”     Photography: Richard Ross View the entire project at www.juvenile-in-justice.com [Back to Juvenile-In-Justice on Bokeh]

Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility, Ventura, CA

Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility, Ventura, CA

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility’s post-adjudication pod, for sentenced, committed, male juveniles. The pod is set up dorm-style, and houses 15 boys, with some singles and some group rooms.They have all been there varying amounts of time, ranging from one week to seven months.     Photography: Richard Ross View the […]

L, age 17, Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility, Ventura, California

L, age 17, Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility, Ventura, California

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross “I’ve been here 13 times. This time I’ve been in for 5 days for disturbing the peace, and providing false information to an officer. Basically I just read in here. All the time. I am reading Jodi Picoult, Harry Potter, and the last book in the Twilight series.”     Photography: […]

M and A, Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility, Ventura, California

M and A, Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility, Ventura, California

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross “Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility – Boys Pre-Adjudication Detention pod. M, left, age 17, has been here seven months for Grand Theft Auto. A, at right, age 15, has been in for 6 days for drinking and said that he had been at the facility 6 or 7 times before.”   […]

H, age 14, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Lemon Grove Facility, San Diego, CA

H, age 14, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Lemon Grove Facility, San Diego, CA

“I’m from Guatemala. My mom is in San Rafael, she doesn’t know that I’m here. I was living with my grandmother for 8 years.”

M.L.A, age 15, Lemon Grove Facility, San Diego, CA

M.L.A, age 15, Lemon Grove Facility, San Diego, CA

“I am originally from Guatemala, I took a plane to Tijuana and then my family paid a coyote to take me across the border at Otay Mesa, where I was picked up.”