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The Land of the Free Leads the World in Incarceration. Why?

This story is part of a special Juneteenth project with Vox which explores the ongoing struggle for freedom for Black Americans. When Sylvester Shockley was 9 years old, he says he was arrested for breaking into businesses and sent to an “all-boys reform school” — what he later realized was a detention center for “juvenile delinquents.” […]