WATCH: Video Takes Viewers Inside Only Remaining Juvenile Detention Facility in Virginia
Even the director of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice wants to close Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center.
New Podcast Tells Stories of Children 'Caught' in Mass Incarceration
WNYC Studios explores how the criminal justice system traumatizes children of color in “Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice.”
Juvenile Injustice: Racial Disparities in Incarceration Start Early
A new report shows that, just like its adult counterpart, the juvenile justice system is engulfed with overcrowding and racial imbalances.
WATCH: Short Documentary Explores History—and Present—of the Juvenile Justice System
Youth First Initiative: “Youth justice is racial justice—and that’s why this system of oppression needs to change.”
WATCH: This Video Breaks Down Why Incarcerating Kids Doesn't Work
Anti-prison campaign Youth First explains that, sometimes, systems need to be dismantled—not reformed.
Teen Dies in Kentucky Detention Center, Staff Waits 11 Minutes to Perform CPR
The preliminary coroner’s report says 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen likely died in her sleep.
SCOTUS Could Shorten Sentences for Juveniles in Prison for Life
The Supreme Court could retroactively reduce the sentences of juveniles who are serving life with no possibility of parole.
WATCH: ‘Prison Kids’ Documentary Explores Juvenile Justice System
The hour-long doc examines how kids end up behind bars and how it forever impacts their lives.
Report: Juvenile Justice System Is Failing Native Youth
Native American teens are significantly more likely to be referred to state court systems for crimes such as truancy and underage drinking than their white counterparts.
U.S. Sues New York City Over Rikers Island's Treatment of Teen Inmates
Rikers’ youngest inmates were routinely abused and put in solitary confinement.
Remembering the 'Ungovernable' Ella Fitzgerald's Time in a Youth Prison
She took a long road to stardom.
NYPD Smashes 14-Year-Old Boy Through Store Window
Reporting raises questions about how the incident occurred and whether it was officially reported
The Shocking Details of a Mississippi School-to-Prison Pipeline
Wearing the wrong color socks, talking back to a teacher and being late are all infractions that landed Cedric Green in jail. The Justice Department says there are many more students like him.