Fiction books about juvenile detention

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fiction books about juvenile detention

Popular Juvenile Detention Books

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Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

57 books based on 13 votes: Jailbait by Chris Albano, UnWholly by Neal Shusterman, Psychology Romance Science Science Fiction Self Help Sports Books about or set in Juvenile Corrections settings, or of interest to kids in the system Tags: detention, incarceration, jail, juvenile, juvie, prison.
Matt de la Pena

Inside, Looking Out

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Graphic Novels. Other nonfiction titles are generating interest as well, and are essential resources to have on hand when discussing social justice. Beginning with a look at the roots of racism and white privilege in the United States, the book delves into the impact racial profiling has on health care, housing, voting rights, laws, and other institutional practices and patterns. Recent conversations regarding justice and injustice and calls for reform are also included, as are case studies of arrests and the deaths of year-old Tamir Rice, year-old Michael Brown, and others at the hands of police. Religious profiling and Islamophobia are also addressed.

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As a former youth who was incarcerated at many of these facilities, I know firsthand what a difference a program like this could have made for me and my peers. Since these are adolescents, they are more impressionable, which can make a program like this ignite a new passion in them for learning, and hopefully steer them away from returning to the system. Many of the youth currently incarcerated are products of the school to prison pipeline. This approach to addressing youth with minor infractions levies severe disciplinary repercussion and forgoes a rehabilitative process which would curtail negative stigmas associated with corrective actions. When I spent time incarcerated as a youth, the only thing that kept me sane at times was reading. Having a lengthy sentence at a young age, I lost hope on multiple occasions when my thoughts were either consumed with negativity or my mind was idle due to the fact that there simply wasn't anything for me to do.


  1. Joe R. says:

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  2. Leoncia V. says:

    Books shelved as juvenile-detention: We Were Here by Matt de la Pena, After by Amy Efaw, Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers, Juvie by Steve Watkins, and Scar.

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