Metro-area juvenile jail hosts third annual Art Show

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Friday, young inmates got to show off their work and talent.

YDDC, the juvenile jail in Albuquerque, held its third annual Art Show featuring everything from paintings to metal and woodwork that was up for sale.

Children, Youth, and Families Department Secretary Monique Jacobson says the kids incarcerated there will eventually go back into the community. She says they want to send them out with skills to get jobs and a sense of confidence, which this event helps accomplish. “A lot of the time spent here we’re working…talking about what brought them here, what some of those underlying issues are. So it’s really nice to just take a day to celebrate what’s good about them and what they can do well,” Jacobson said. They also held a talent show.