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Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Detention Facility, Multnomah County, Oregon

Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Detention Facility, Multnomah County, Oregon

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross Basics: The Multnomah County Department of Community Justice Detention Facility, Multnomah County, Oregon. Photography: Richard Ross View the entire project at www.juvenile-in-justice.com [Back to Juvenile-In-Justice on Bokeh]

Washington County Juvenile Detention Center, Greenville, Mississippi

Washington County Juvenile Detention Center, Greenville, Mississippi

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross Basics: Juvenile Detention Facility, Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi. Photography: Richard Ross View the entire project at www.juvenile-in-justice.com

Library at Alameda County Juvenile Detention, San Leandro, California

Library at Alameda County Juvenile Detention, San Leandro, California

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross Alameda County Juvenile Detention Center, San Leandro, California. Capacity is 360 kids, built at a cost of $135 million dollars, opened in 2007, LEED Gold Certified. Pictured: library, with a view of the courtyard and the grass. Most of the books are street-cred motivational books. Photography: Richard Ross View the entire project […]

R.F., age 16, Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Miami, Florida

R.F., age 16, Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Miami, Florida

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center (TGK). 7000 NW 41 Street, Miami, Florida, 33166. TGK has 1300 beds for male and female inmates of various levels custody. Officers work inside housing units and directly supervise inmates 24 hours a day. At the time of visit, the facility was cold, in the low […]

N., age 12, Douglas County Juvenile Detention, Lawrence, Kansas

N., age 12, Douglas County Juvenile Detention, Lawrence, Kansas

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross BASICS: Private intake facility with day school attached. Can detain 18 youths, but rarely go over 16 at a time. Youths aged from 10-18, average age is 17. Average stay is 15 days. Kids are called clients, residents, students, or youths while staff are called correction officers. 14 youths assigned to […]

Bluett School, St. Louis, Missouri

Bluett School, St. Louis, Missouri

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross Basics: Bluett School, St. Louis, MO. is an innovative concepts academy — a school of last resort. “If you can’t read and you haven’t been exposed, you can’t dream. They don’t dream, they have nightmares. Everything they know is negative.” This is where kids go that have been thrown out of […]

J.P., age 18, Alameda County Juvenile Detention Center, San Leandro, California

J.P., age 18, Alameda County Juvenile Detention Center, San Leandro, California

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross Alameda County Juvenile Detention Center, San Leandro, California. Capacity is 360 kids, built at a cost of $135 million dollars, opened in 2007, LEED Gold Certified. Pictured: J.P, age 18, he was the accomplice to D.Y (aforementioned with child). Has ten brothers are sisters. His dad visits his mom lives in […]

M.O, age 16, Pima County Juvenile Detention Center, Pima County, Arizona

M.O, age 16, Pima County Juvenile Detention Center, Pima County, Arizona

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross I’ve been here two weeks, but it’s my eighth time here. I’m usually here for two or three months… I am waiting to try to find placements, a group home that does rehab for drugs and alcohol. I was doing E, we call them Thizzles. My mom visits… but she isn’t […]

Harris County Leadership Academy, Houston, Texas

Harris County Leadership Academy, Houston, Texas

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross Formerly the Delta Boot Camp, the facility was redesigned in 2009 to the current Academy with a capacity of 96 youth. Despite the changes, corrections officers are still frequently referred to as lieutenant. The focus of the program is to redirect the thinking and behavior patterns of juveniles by instilling in […]

Gym, Racine County Juvenile Detention, Racine, Wisconsin

Gym, Racine County Juvenile Detention, Racine, Wisconsin

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross RCJD typically holds around 60 juveniles, but at the time of visit the population was 40. On average, there are 6-8 girls in the unit. Kids attend school for 5 hours a day, mostly with special education teachers. Juveniles are referred to as “kids” and address staff members by first name. […]