juvenile detention

Criminal Justice

Parents Forced to Pay for Their Kids' Jail Time Are Getting Refunds

In California, families were billed for their kids' incarceration—even when they were innocent. Now some of them are getting checks in the mail.
Eli Hager
1.8.18
Criminal Justice

Will America Stop Putting Kids in Solitary Confinement?

Long-term isolation is rapidly losing ground as an accepted practice in the world of juvenile corrections. But for youth advocates, ending solitary will take more work.
Eli Hager
8.3.17
crime

If Kids Ran Juvie

A sampling of suggestions from young people on how to run juvenile detention centers in America.
Eli Hager
2.14.17
VICE INTL

Life as a Young, Indigenous, A-Class Offender in Australia

VICE Australia follows the rapper Briggs inside a maximum security juvenile justice center to get a look into the lives of Indigenous Australian juvenile offenders.
VICE Staff
10.26.15
Music

Incarcerated and In Tune: Some Australian Prisoners Have Made a Musical

It's dark, but not persistently so. It's sometimes funny, but there's nothing laughable about it.
Girard Dorney
9.13.15
News

​How Germany Treats Young Criminals

In Neustrelitz Prison, administrators emphasize therapy and eschew the retributive impulse that has defined American justice for decades. Inmates even have rabbits and horses to look after.
Maurice Chammah
6.19.15
News

​Florida Is by Far the Worst State for Kids Up Against the Law

The spring-break capital of the world is really harsh on minors who get into legal trouble.
Eli Hager
3.24.15