Locked Up & Out! New Report Tackles LGBT Youth in the Louisiana Juvenile Justice System

by Wesley Ware | Bilerico Project

Visiting incarcerated youth in Louisiana, I am used to hearing bleak stories about young people who struggle daily with isolation, despair, and a lack of support. They come from every corner of the state and are housed together in all-male secure facilities. Intended to “rehabilitate” troubled young men, sometimes these placements do little more than warehouse them.

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