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Juvenile Hall

Unlocked: Juvenile Probation Reformed

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

In Wayne County, Michigan, a teen named Debbie sat down for her weekly meeting with Juvenile Justice Specialist, Susan Wiley. "Have you been drug screening as you've been required to?" Wiley asked.

Unlocked: From Probation to Incarceration

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

At the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro California, Assistant Superintendent Brian Hopson led a tour through the huge, 360-bed juvenile detention center. Nearly half the beds were empty. Hopson's footsteps echoed down the hall as he unlocked a door to an unoccupied unit.

Unlocked: The Understaffing of Juvenile Hall

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

When they're short on guards, supervisors sometimes run what they call split recs -- basically dividing recreation, exercise, and dinner time in half. Fifteen kids come out while the other 15 remain in their cells.

Kids On Hook For Limitless Sums After Crimes

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.15.2014 | Teen
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

This story is part of Double Charged, a special report on the U.S. juvenile justice system produced by Youth Radio. Ricky Brum standing near the sco...

Going to Juvie

Caitlin Rother | Posted 08.31.2014 | Crime
Caitlin Rother

The teenage girls could barely hear me over the screaming roar of the motorized plumbing snake that the county workers insisted they needed to run through the classroom as I was trying to speak to a class at the Girls Rehabilitation Facility.