Juvenile Justice Through the Lens of Photographer Richard Ross

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Only for use on The Takeaway segment with Richard Ross. D., age 16, from Seattle. (Richard Ross)

It's hard to imagine life inside an 8x10 concrete cell, but for thousands of American minors, that's reality. They spend night after night locked inside a juvenile detention center. Photographer Richard Ross tries to bring that world to the mainstream public in a new series called "Juvenile-in-Justice." Ross has spent the last five years documenting 350 facilities in over 30 states. What's it like to be locked up in a juvenile detention center? Through stories and photographs, Richard Ross gives us a glimpse.


Richard Ross

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [2]

Linda R. Rubingh from Jersey City, NJ

Thank you, thank you, for featuring this very important, heartbreaking issue. The precipitants to juvenile incarceration are multifaceted and heartbreaking; our societal response has been, on the whole, heartbreakingly short-sighted -- to say the least. Much thanks to Richard Ross' work, and that of the Take Away staff.

Apr. 17 2012 04:16 PM

WE know/recognize these "Centers FOR CHIlDREN" as they surely are and nothing more than Asylums for the sane! WE can measure the success of OUR country's Educational System/PROCESS by the number of increased dying minds and bodies of OUR CHIlDREN in these places! "Many will never come home again"!

Apr. 17 2012 06:38 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.