Fighting Youth Incarceration in Minnesota & Creating Alternatives

Twin Cities, MN – New issues revolving around out-of-home placements for youth have recently been brought up through protests and direct actions in the Twin Cities metro area. The effects of youth ‘prisons’, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the disparities of youth of color being targeted for placement, continue to gain traction in the public realm. Community members, organizations, and groups have pushed against these issues, building a movement for youth prison abolition. This movement has thrown block parties, helped to get a new proposed facility cancelled, lit fireworks at the windows of locked-up juveniles, and more. Unicorn Riot recently spoke with representatives from Ramsey County who plan and create youth facilities, youth and community members impacted by the ‘system,’ and … Continue reading Fighting Youth Incarceration in Minnesota & Creating Alternatives