Youth Justice

Where’s My Village?

Editor’s note: This is the second of two essays The Root is publishing in partnership with Caught, a new podcast from WNYC Studios about the juvenile-justice system. We hope to generate a conversation about how we can support ratherContinue reading

The Leonard Lopate Show (Audio)

Extended family visits for inmates are disappearing from state correctional facilities. Journalist Sylvia A. Harvey sheds light on the 2.7 million kids who are losing the right to visit their parents in her cover story forContinue reading


The number of people in jail and prison in America is staggering itself: more than two million people. Stop and think about the loved ones of the prisoners, and you realize millions more are waitingContinue reading