juvenile detention

State News
4:34 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Worst youth prison getting worse

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Experts say Illinois’ most troubled youth prison isn’t getting any better despite repeated assurances from state officials. 

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State News
6:37 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Cook County demands Illinois pays for detaining state wards

Cook County leaders are sending the state of Illinois a big bill. They want the state to pay them back for the money they spend holding state wards in juvenile jail after a judge has said they’re free to go.  

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State News
7:14 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Work continues on bill banning minors from receiving life sentences

Illinois lawmakers continue to negotiate a bill to ban minors from receiving life sentences in prison. It comes nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional. 

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