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Amnisty sits in front of a table containing pictures of her son, at her home in Paris, Texas, on June 17, 2022. According to Amnisty, her son has suffered abuse while in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department system.
Juvenile Justice

A mother watches helplessly as her teenage boy deteriorates in a Texas youth prison

The state of Texas has essentially controlled her son’s life since he was 11. The Texas Juvenile Justice Department was supposed to keep him safe and help him get better. It has failed at every turn.

"Not a dollar"

Keith when he was a child.

A struggling system

Cycles of self-harm

Giddings State School, a Texas Juvenile Justice Department correctional facility, in Lee County on July 20, 2022.
Amnisty testifies to the TJJD board about the abuse her son Keith has suffered in their care during a meeting at the Capitol on Jun. 16, 2022.
Amnisty testifies to the TJJD board about the abuse her son Keith has suffered in their care during a meeting at the Capitol on Jun. 16, 2022.
Amnisty at her family's home in Paris, Texas, on June 17, 2022. According to Amnisty, her son has suffered abuse while in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department system.

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