New Jersey 101.5 reports:

The event was part of the Institute’s 150 Years is Enough campaign, which aims to transform the juvenile justice system by closing youth prisons and creating a community-based system of care.

“Our juvenile justice system is scarred by extreme racial disparities and recidivism,” state Sen. Ronald Rice, D-Essex, said in a statement. “This exhibition shares the artwork of those who have been incarcerated, enabling all of us to see their talents, stories, and limitless possibilities.”