Vinny and David

Life and Incarceration of a Family

Vinny, age 15, and David, age 21, before a summer storm.

Vinny cries after sitting down in the unit at the juvenile detention center in Albuquerque, NM.

Vinny eats his first meal in the detention center cafeteria.

With David standing to her right and Elycia standing to her left, Eve cries after learning that the court will not allow Vinny to live with her.

Vinny prays inside his cell at the juvenile detention center.

Eve puts clothes on hangers, as Mark sits behind her.

Vinny, age 13, punches trashcans behind his aunt's home.

David shaves his father, Dave's head, before his trial.

Vinny, carries his sister, Elycia, and youngest brother, Michael, on his back as they play during an organized family visit at his aunt’s house,

Vinny reclines with his mom, Eve, on a blanket during a family visit at his aunt's house.

Vinny, age 15, squints as David, age 21, aims a BB gun at a pigeon during target practice on the side of Eve’s boyfriend’s apartment.

Vinny and David run at the foot of the mountains in Albuquerque.

David, age 19, cries in fear that the police will find him because of a warrant for his arrest.

David, age 19, sits in the recreation yard at the county jail in Albuquerque,

Felicia, age 20, and Lily, age 10 months, visit David, age 20, in jail.

David, Eve and Vinny huddle together in the parking lot of the Bernalillo County Court house after David is adjudicated not guilty of aggravated assault.

Felicia and David on the bed at the motel.

David kisses his daughter, Lilly, as Felicia straddles him at the park.

Eve lies next to her son, David, as he draws a clown in his notebook while he is hiding from the police because of a warrant.

Vinny and David tease each other as Vinny laughs.

Elycia, age 7, and Vinny, age 16, watch the sunset over the highway, I-40.

Michael punches Elycia's cheek.

Elycia is breastfed by Eve.

Vinny, age 14, looks at David, age 20, and Lily at the end of their family visit.

David, age 21, looks at Vinny, age 15, as he smokes a cigarette on the bed. 

Eve holds Michael, age 8, in the motel's pool. "I want a hug. I want a hundred hugs a day," says Michael.

Eve, Elycia, Michael, Vinny, age 16, and Krystle during a family visit at the motel room where Elycia and Michael reside with their father.

Vinny, age 18.

Vinny, age 18, and Krystle, age 32, kiss as a family member, Debbie, smokes pot next to them.

David, age 23, smokes a cigarette after a drug deal, as Vinny looks at him from inside the car.

Vinny, age 18, and David, age 24.

David, age 24.

David, age 21, comforts Vinny, age 16, after an item he made for his girlfriend is found broken.

Vinny, age 18, with his daughter Jordyn, age 15 months.

Felicia, age 21, laughs as David, age 21, holds her from behind.

Krystle, Felicia, Jordyn and Vinny gather outside where Krystle and Vinny reside with a friend.

Vinny, age 18, lies beside Jordyn, age 18 months, on the floor.