Childhood’s End: Jailed at 14, Still Fighting for Freedom

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Photo courtesy Georgia Department of Corrections/JJIE

[The following report was prepared by a special team of journalism students at Kennesaw State University in collaboration with the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. For the “back story” of the project and its authors, please see below.]

Fourteen-year-old Christopher Thomas pulled on his tan Dickies pants, white sweatshirt, and blue-and-white tennis shoes as he got ready for school. He had been living at his foster home in Hephzibah, Ga., for just six months

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