By Nell Bernstein | Originally Published at Open Society. August 8, 2014 | Photographic Credit; Rolando prays alone in his cell. The 15-year-old was given 24 hours of cell confinement as punishment for "failure to comply"—in this case for disobeying staff orders to make his bed in [...]
About Nell BernsteinNell Bernstein is a former Soros Justice Media Fellow and the Author of "A Rage to do Better: Listening to Young People from the Foster Care System," ad more recently Burning Down the House, also Alone in the world.
Measures to put drug abusers in rehab instead of jail could rescue their kids from the cycle of addiction, foster care and crime. By Nell Bernstein | Originally Published at Salon. October 30, 2002 The last time Tracy Carter, a longtime drug user, was sent [...]