Panel: Youth at the forefront of juvenile detention and mass incarceration
Last week, the UNM Honors College hosted a roundtable discussion concerning juvenile detention and mass incarceration across the states and here in New Mexico. Experts discussed their research, local efforts and possible solutions to the epidemic.
This event was organized by Assistant Professor Marygold Walsh-Dilley and Associate Professor Megan Jacobs as part of their year-long honors class, titled “Locked Up: Incarceration in Question.” The class is an interdisciplinary examination of mass incarceration through the lenses of art and sociology.
During the roundtable, photographer Richard Ross was accompanied by Shiv Desai of the Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy; Andrew Hsi of the Institute for Resilience, Health, and Justice & Department of Pediatrics; Glenabah Martinez from the Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies; Kevin Mulhearn of the Department of Art and Art History; and Maria Velez from the Department of Sociology.