Juvenile-In-Justice: Revealing How a Brutal System Fails Troubled Youths

September 28, 2012

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Richard Ross

At the Youthful Offender System facility in Pueblo, Colorado, the Orientation Training Phase is set up to run like a boot camp. To see more photos from Juvenile-In-Justice, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

Perhaps it is fitting that I first encountered Richard Ross’s gut-wrenching work on juvenile justice during the incarceration of someone I loved. Of course, it was just a coincidence that the only two things in my mailbox that fall day were a letter from the West Valley Detention Center and the October 2011 issue of Harper’s Magazine, but the symmetry...

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