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Exhibit sheds light on juvenile detention

Photographer compelled to tell stories of detained youths through pictures

Images from the exhibit “Juvenile In Justice’’ by photographer Richard Ross are on display at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. Ross hopes the haunting exhibit will bring changes in the way the nation deals with  youths held in detention or correctional facilities across the country. (Scott Sonner/The Associated Press)
Images from the exhibit “Juvenile In Justice’’ by photographer Richard Ross are on display at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. Ross hopes the haunting exhibit will bring changes in the way the nation deals with youths held in detention or correctional facilities across the country. (Scott Sonner/The Associated Press)
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RENO, Nev. — One picture shows a 12-year-old boy in a yellow jumpsuit staring at the wall of a tiny, windowless cell at a Mississippi detention center. Another zooms in on the bruised and blackened eye of a 14-year-old Oklahoma girl locked up for running away from a group home. A third depicts a 10-year-old Nevada boy, barefoot and beltless in a white, concrete intake cell with a sandwich and a small carton of milk. ...


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