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William S. Bush

Associate professor, Texas A&M University-San Antonio

William S. Bush is Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He is co-editor of "Ages of Anxiety: Historical and Transnational Perspectives on Juvenile Justice".

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The long history of child detention

It seems clear that the Trump administration was caught thoroughly unprepared to implement its own “zero tolerance” policy. In the ensuing scramble to house children ranging in age from infants to adolescents, the administration has relied on hastily built tent cities, retrofitted WalMart stores and, most revealingly, existing facilities typically used to house juvenile offenders.