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Life Inside October 21
Imprisoned for 25 years, Fred Weatherspoon was shocked to return to a Chicago he didn’t recognize. He found belonging in an unexpected way — working with vulnerable young people and their families.
Thousands of kids were freed from juvenile detention during the pandemic. They were more likely to be White, data shows.
Coronavirus May 12, 2020
Youth lockups are supposed to rehabilitate kids, not punish them. The pandemic is making that harder than ever.
Coronavirus March 23, 2020
Families fret about isolated youth behind bars.
Coronavirus March 17, 2020
“We now have no idea what’s going on inside.”
News July 17, 2018
With virtual reality, juvenile lifers practice for a world they may experience.
Life Inside March 29, 2018
“I felt like I aged 10 years just by doing 20 days in there.”
News March 28, 2018
Even after the high-profile death of Kalief Browder, jails in the rest of the state routinely isolate juveniles.
News January 7, 2018
A California county will issue refunds to parents wrongly billed for their kids’ incarceration.
Life Inside December 7, 2017
A “baby-faced kid” comes of age while incarcerated.