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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Seeing corrections

In the book I show how people rarely get to see corrections. I mean, really see it.

Because the media tend to focus least on this branch of criminal justice.

And because what goes on behind closed doors has historically been hidden from us.

But in this stunning set of photographs, we see to at least a small degree what it really looks like to be locked up in America.

What is amazing is that these are photos of children.

As you look through them, keep in mind the historical reasons the juvenile justice system was created. To act as a parent to needy and at risk children. To help kids who need help (i.e., rehabilitation). In that context, this is shocking.

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