Conditions of Confinement of Youth Discussed at Juvenile-In-Justice Exhibition

Posted: February 26th, 2013 | by Yuval Sheer

On February 7, 2013 more than 100 people attended a discussion about Richard Ross’s Juvenile-in-Justice project at the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Gallery. Mr. Ross’s five-year project focused on the conditions of confinement of youth in America, documenting such treatment in over 200 facilities in 31 states across the country.

The evening’s presenters included NYCJJ Executive Director Judge Michael Corriero, Ronald E. Richter, Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and Vincent N. Schiraldi, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation.

During the presentation Judge Corriero noted:

“What Richard Ross demonstrates is how mightily difficult it is for judges to engage children who are coming out of a custodial environment which dampens and diminishes their spirits, that makes them feel like they are others, and that we do not share their humanity.”

We want to extend our thanks to Mark Ferrante, Senior Policy Advisor to the Commissioner of Probation, whose efforts made this enlightening evening possible.

You may view Judge Corriero’s remarks below:


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