Law & Disorder

Extreme abuse at Louisiana juvenile detention center

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Today we speak with two journalists who published a deep dive for the New York Times on the stories of people who’ve lived, and in some cases died, in Ware Juvenile Detention Center in Louisiana. The research that led to the recent publication was a part of an investigative documentary called 8 Days At Ware. Based in Oakland, Megan Shutzer is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist. Rachel Lauren Mueller is a Minneapolis-based documentary director and cinematographer with a background in investigative journalism. Our two guests co-authored the New York Times piece, Dying Inside: Chaos and Cruelty in Louisiana Juvenile Detention.

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