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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]

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.”   […]

B.H. and S.H, ages 14 and 16, Twin River Cottage, Missouri Hills, Missouri

B.H. and S.H, ages 14 and 16, Twin River Cottage, Missouri Hills, Missouri

“On the outside, much of my time was spent looking at relationships in terms of who is going to fight me and who likes me.”

S.M, age 21, Postville, Iowa

SM, age 21, Postville, Iowa

“I was arrested during the Postville Raid. I am now being held to testify against Agriprocessors, Inc.”

S, age 15, Lemon Grove Facility, San Diego, CA

S, age 15, Lemon Grove Facility, San Diego, CA

“I am from Guatemala. I was picked up near the border and brought in a van to the shelter. Only a few kids can stay here, the rest of us will be deported unless our family can come for us.”