Voices from Solitary: Ara Oshagan Photographs California Juvies

by | September 4, 2010

Photogapher Ara Oshagan‘s powerful series “Juvies” documents “high-risk juvenile offenders being tried as adults in California.” It includes many images of teens in isolation, sometimes accompanied by their writings.

View the entire series here.


Jean Casella and James Ridgeway

James Ridgeway (1936-2021) was the founder and co-director of Solitary Watch. An investigative journalist for over 60 years, he served as Washington Correspondent for the Village Voice and Mother Jones, reporting domestically on subjects ranging from electoral politics to corporate malfeasance to the rise of the racist far-right, and abroad from Central America, Northern Ireland, Eastern Europe, Haiti, and the former Yugoslavia. Earlier, he wrote for The New Republic and Ramparts, and his work appeared in dozens of other publications. He was the co-director of two films and author of 20 books, including a forthcoming posthumous edition of his groundbreaking 1991 work on the far right, Blood in the Face. Jean Casella is the director of Solitary Watch. She has also published work in The Guardian, The Nation, and Mother Jones, and is co-editor of the book Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement. She has received a Soros Justice Media Fellowship and an Alicia Patterson Fellowship. She tweets @solitarywatch.

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  • Joshlyn

    in the end it is theys poor kids who sufer may thare be light in thedarknes of justice for them moest of all are in need of it may god free them from such hell no one belongs as a kid within the plane of justice it is not a home one wishes for it is one that a nashion that calls tarerest those who harm thare nashions members well then we must be tarerest to are nashion to cos we are hurting the most valubal part of the usa those who will grow to cary it on when your all dead the yong fucher we built this land for blood on the flag not just from war but from the ones we made bleed that where are owen be stong they fight a war just to live thow the day may they come home to

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