mental health

State News
5:43 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Speaker Madigan wants to tackle mental health issues

As a new legislative session gets underway, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is turning his attention toward mental health issues, and what can be done to prevent them from spiraling into devastating consequences.

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State News
7:42 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Report: Il doesn't provide enough mental health care to youth prisoners

A new report says Illinois doesn’t provide adequate mental health care to its youth prisoners.  The head of a prison watchdog group says the people in charge of the Department of Juvenile  Justice are to blame. IPR'S Patrick Smith has more.

Illinois juvenile offenders who are seriously mentally ill are sent to the youth prison in Kewanee. They’re housed there along with juvenile sex offenders and kids who need maximum security. John Maki’s  the head of prison watchdog, The John Howard Association.

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