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K.O, age 17, Harris County Youth Village, Houston, Texas

K.O, age 17, Harris County Youth Village, Houston, Texas

“I was the valedictorian of my class. I graduated from school in Louisiana. Then my mom and I were in a shelter, so I ran away. That was nine months ago.”

D.L, age 14, Sycamore Canyon Academy, Tucson, AZ

D.L, age 14, Sycamore Canyon Academy, Tucson, AZ

“I’ve been here for two weeks and I like school here. I like to learn. I spent two months in detention, the food was bad, I spent a lot of there in my cell there and lots of time in shackles outside.”