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Juvenile In Justice: Jailed youths photo exhibit

November 9, 2012 • Entertainment


In this Oct. 5, 2012 photo, images from the exhibit “Juvenile In Justice” by photographer Richard Ross are on display at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nev. Ross hopes the haunting exhibit will bring changes in the way the nation deals with the approximately 70,000 youths held in detention or correctional facilities across the country on any given night _ many of them for offenses no more serious than skipping school. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — One picture shows a 12-year-old boy in a yellow jump suit staring at the wall of a tiny, windowless cell at a Mississippi detention center. Another zooms in on the bruised and blackened eye of a 14-year-old Oklahoma girl locked up for running away from a group home.

A third depicts a 10-year-old Nevada boy, barefoot and beltless in a white, concrete intake cell with a sandwich and a small carton of milk.

The stark images are part of an exhibit, “Juvenile In Justice,” that photographer Richard Ross hopes will bring changes in the way the nation deals with what he said are the roughly 70,000 youths held in detention or correctional facilities across the country on any given night — many of them for offenses no more serious than skipping school.

“These are no places for kids,” the longtime art professor at the University of California-Santa Login to read more

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