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Metro Regional Youth Detention Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Facility is rated for 150 males and 50 females, but at the time of the photographer's visit the population was 189. Children as young as 7 years of age are incarcerated here.

Aaron Cohn Regional Youth Detention Center, Midland, Georgia. Co-ed facility with a capacity of 64.

The new Clayton County Youth Development and Justice Center is being touted as a new and better approach when it comes to rehabilitating incarcerated youth. Read more about it here: http://www.ajc.com/news/clayton/youth-justice-a-model-1459501.html

Dining Hall Pat Down, Muscogee Youth Development Campus, Midland, Georgia.

Illinois asking Department of Justice to look at juvenile treatment centers.

Kids and Jails, a Bad Combination

Despite reforms, there are still too many juveniles behind bars, sometimes for offenses like skipping school or violating curfew.