The Indianapolis nonprofit Paws & Think holds the Pawsitive Corrections program once a month at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. Pawsitive Corrections is a shelter dog obedience training program that aims to make dogs more adoptable as well as fosters confidence and empathy in the youth that participate.
Sam Roumph was supposed to play basketball for the defending state champions his senior year of high school. Instead, he was captain of “the jail school.”
One of the biggest factors that determines whether young people return to the justice system is how well they can read. But many juvenile detention centers in the U.S. don’t even have libraries.
Photographer Richard Ross transports viewers into the cells of America’s confined children, through his body of work “Juvenile in Justice.”