Posts tagged ‘Juvenile Justice Department’
February 15, 2010  |  Events & Programs
Art in School in Prison: Isabel Rosado, Passages Academy & the Juvenile Justice Department

From left: Art room at Bridges Juvenile Detention Center; student work displayed in the hallway of the Detention Center

Bridges Juvenile Detention Center is a secure facility located in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, surrounded by a strip of used auto-parts stores and wholesale supply outlets. It houses both boys and girls, although the two groups are kept at a far remove from one another, and it has all of the familiar trappings of your standard-issue television or film depiction of prison: guards, jumpsuits, concrete, barbed wire, and barred windows. But it also has an art room. And a library. And hallways full of drawings and paintings and poetry.