We incarcerate children at a higher rate than any other developed country. Kids make mistakes — sometimes large, sometimes small. And every day in America, they can be locked up in stark, mismanaged hellholes and marked for life.
Fusion traveled across the country, gathering the stories of kids who grew up behind bars. We found children subjected to solitary confinement; mental health problems; physical, mental, and sexual abuse; racial inequities; lives ruined forever at an early age.