Minors who are found guilty of crimes in Mexico can spend a maximum of five years in detention centres, following a reform to the criminal law that came into force earlier this year. Before the reform, the youth detention centre in Ciudad Juárez hosted almost 300 youths. Most of them were freed because they had already completed their five years. Now there are only 65 youths who are still in the centre – 60 boys and 5 girls. They attend school, play sports and can take carpentry and blacksmith’s classes.