I photographed a story about minors in solitary confinement for Mother Jones in October. The story focused on Kenny who spent 82 days in solitary confinement, once for 19 days in a row, after being sent to jail for stealing a car. Kenny, who was 17 at the time, heard voices, scratched his arms and banged his head, and felt suicidal while in seclusion. According to the article, “Research shows that solitary confinement can do lasting damage to kids’ brains. Yet dozens of states will routinely punish juveniles with days or weeks in the hole.” If you get a chance, pick up the Jan/Feb issue- it’s a very informative read on an important issue.