Arthur Bishop has been in charge of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the agency that oversees the state’s prisons for young people. Now he’ll run the Department of Children and Family Services.
A youth prison in the Chicago suburbs still does not have suicide-proof beds in all its rooms, including those where kids on suicide watch are kept. This comes two years after a young man incarcerated at the St. Charles facility killed himself.Some of the rooms at St.
Today we're checking back with a talented, charismatic young man we met a year ago as part of our series on juvenile justice, Inside and Out. At the time Marcus was struggling to graduate from 8th grade after becoming involved with a gang. He kept getting suspended from school.
For the past few months we've been talking about Illinois' Department of Juvenile Justice as part of our series Inside and Out. We've tracked down kids with warrants out for their arrest, spent the day with a probation officer, examined suicide attempts among incarcerated y